Stand-off looms as Sonko bans PSV from CBD
Nairobi governor Mike Mbuvi Sonko has once again banned all public Service Vehicles and matatus from accessing the city Central Business District CBD.
In a gazette notice sent to newsroom by Sonkos’ press team, the ban takes effect on 3rd December 2018 and those who will go against the same will be dealt with according to the law.
‘’The operators are required to take note that the above changes take effect as from 3rd December 2018 and all the previous gazette notices/letter allocating any other place as picking and dropping areas within CBD are hereby revoked,’’ Part of the notice reads.
All routes accessing CBD from Thika road are now required to use Fig Tree terminus, those from waiyaki way are required to use Muranga rd or fig tree terminus ,PSV from Jogoo Road are advised to use Muthurwa terminus and all PSV from upcountry are required to use Machakos terminus.
The gazette notice banning the public service vehicles from accessing the CBD was first initiated by former Nairobi governor Evans Kidero May 12th 2017 but failed to take effect after Matatu operators rejected it.
On assuming office in 2017 August governor Sonko tried again to implement it but was again countered with massive resistance by PSV operators.