Many PSV crew have long done away with speed governors introduced by the then roads and public transport minister John Michuki
The National Transport Safety Authority (NTSA) has launched a crackdown against unsuitable public vehicles in Nairobi. Officers from the Authority arrested several public transport vehicles for violating the long-abandoned Michuki rules, introduced in 2009 during the grand coalition government.
The NTSA officials working jointly with traffic police caused a near paralysis on the busy Jogoo road with several matatus making frantic u-turns and fleeing. Many PSV crew have long done away with speed governors introduced by the then roads and public transport minister John Michuki. At the time, PSV drivers were ordered to wear a uniform with a photo/name tag, they have long abandoned this practice. According to the NTSA, there is a fresh drive to ensure road safety regulations are upheld to the letter.
Many of the PSV operators were heard grumbling saying arrest by NTSA leads to heavy fines not below Kshs 10,000. Many opted to play cat and mouse games evading NTSA roadblocks and alerting others to avoid
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