As the Government through the ministry of health is setting up measures in the fight against Corona-virus, Matatu sector is on the spot after being viewed among the weakest links in the spread of the contagion that’s the corona-virus.
This comes after Matatu operators flouting coronavirus containment measures by carrying extra passengers unlike half capacity allowed by the government lack sanitizers.
Speaking to Gusii star Abagusii Meditor Chairperson John Onyiego has accused the Matatu sector for hiking fares and lack to observe the guidelines set by the ministry of Health and Transport.
According to Mr. Onyiego Matatu has stated working normal , at the same time they overcharge passengers.
Mr Onyiego note that before Covid 19 from Keroka to Kisii it used to be Ksh 70 but now double while the matutu carries more than half as its was directed by the Ministry .
” Its Unfortunately that Matutu sector in the recipe for the disaster , they have started working normal, when you try to ask they abuse you ” He said
“The always trick police by using bodaboda sector when they approach police check points , they always give bodaboda some cents to pass the passengers in the points, I call upon police to be vigilant and arrest the law breakers, this will make even passengers to fear for being prosecuted hence we will have sanity in the sector ” He added
on confirming this one of the senior Police officer who requested not to be named , said that they are trying to curb the menace but kits hard for someone to take it as personal responsibility.
” Sometimes you can arrested law breakers , all chase Matatus who break the law but when anything happens you are told to take personal responsibility ” said the office
The ministry of Transport early announced that that only matatus that have conformed with the government’s protocols on Covid-19 will be allowed to operate the opposite of what has been witnessed in our roads .