Matatu Operators Set to go on a total Lockdown
Matatu and Bodaboda Operators Federation has threatened to go on a total lockdown on grounds that they are working under tough economic conditions brought by the deadly Covid 19.
The federation secretary general Calvin Nyaure says the directive to carry only 60% of passengers per vehicle has vehemently cut down their earnings and that a bigger number of matatus are operating on losses every day.
‘‘We have given the government 7 days to sort out issues like parking fees and to reduce fuel prices failure to which we shall proceed for a total lockdown we can’t operate on losses..as we do so we want to direct all our members to only use half of their fleet per SACCO as from tomorrow.’’ He said.
Meanwhile, the Boda Boda operators through their secretary-general Kenneth Onyango slammed the move by the government to impose night curfew saying most of them operate at night.
‘‘Some of us operate at night. we want the President to tell us how we will feed our families. He must address the issue of Kenyans survival during this period.’’ Onyango stated.
The curfew will be from 7pm to 5am in the morning starting tomorrow.