NYS Buses paraded. (PHOTO CREDIT/ @NjeriNgugiz on twitter)
BY OUR REPORTER
Matatu owners in Nairobi may from, Thursday 22nd 2018, record a loss after the National Youth Service Director-General Richard Ndubai ordered for the deployment of 27 buses in the city.
This if after the menacing situation that has seen floods affect over 300,000 residents in Nairobi and its environs.
According to Mr Ndubai, the 27 NYS buses will be deployed on the most affected routes in the city where floods have affected transportation, leading to Matatus operators hiking fare due to the heavy rains.
“The 27 buses will help curb the floods menace in the city,” said Mr Ndubai.
The Director-General also pointed out that the buses will charge a flat rate fare of Ksh50 on all routes.
“We shall be charging Ksh50 as flat rate per individual. Matatus have been taking advantage of the heavy rains to rise bus fare as members of the public turn to their feet to get back home.” Ndubai told news reporters.
Some of the most affected routes where the NYS buses will operate include Kariobangi, Dandora, Githutai, Kibera, Mwiki, Mukuru Kwa Njenga and Kawangware.
The entry of NYS buses into the transport sector in Nairobi will definately pause a threat to the city commuter services that hike fare at will.
The commuter operators have been charging as high as Ksh150 for a distance that requires a mere Ksh40.