Over 100 public service vehicle have been impounded by Nairobi city county enforcement team for violating traffic rules, illegal parking and causing chaos at the Central Business District.
In an interview this with Ghetto radio News morning, director Parking Department Tom Tinega said those impounded were parking in undesignated areas prompting to unjustifiable jams and disorder in the central business district.
According Tinega the sanity in Nairobi CBD must prevail at all cost and they will not allow motorists to operate without obeying the by-laws and NTSA regulations guiding the transport sector.
‘‘Yes we have impounded more than 100 PSVs in the CBD and this is purely to restore order in the CBD the said vehicles were causing mess and operating without following traffic rules as per the law.’’ Said Tinega.
He further refuted claims that the parking slots for Public Service Vehicle have been issued unfairly saying they did their best to ensure every sacco got a slot.
‘‘The accusations are unfair ,there are many saccos in Nairobi and all of them have a slot to operate, we have even gone ahead to merge some saccos just to accommodate them.’’Tinega stated.
The affected areas are Tom Mboya street,Latema Road,Accra road,Moi avenue ,Ronald Ngala and Luthuli.
Some of the impounded vehicles are KCR 194 14 seater matatu,KCG 763T,KBP 693V of Eastleigh Sacco.
Last week Transport committee Nairobi city county raised an alarm over growing number of indiscipline matatu saccos that has taken CBD into unnecessary rampage.
They committee has also launched investigations over the matter and will do a report over the same.