, NAIROBI, Kenya, Oct 16 – Isuzu East Africa (Isuzu EA) has unveiled the first locally assembled high capacity buses specifically designed for the Bus Rapid Transport (BRT) system in Kenya.
The high capacity buses will have a carrying capacity ranging from 62 to 100 seating and standing passengers.
Isuzu EA Managing Director Rita Kavashe noted that the locally assembled buses are a demonstration to the Government, transport stakeholders and the public of Isuzu’s local capability and readiness in supporting the implementation of the BRT system.
“This is a clear demonstration of Isuzu’s local capability in supporting the implementation of BRT solutions for the country to help ease traffic congestion on our roads,” added Rita.
Rita similarly mentioned the need for Government and transport stakeholders to turn to local vehicle assembly companies in providing sustainable local solutions for the country’s transport needs.
“For a long time now, the local vehicle assembly sector has experienced slow growth due to an influx of imported second-hand vehicles,” said Rita.
Rita further explained that Isuzu EA will continue to engage with Government and other relevant stakeholders to seek innovative transport solutions for the country.
The unveiling of the locally assembled high capacity buses comes at a time when the Government has sought to import BRT buses from South Africa as opposed to commissioning local vehicle assemblers.
The buses come with enhanced body structures, greater road stability and speed limits of 60kph for passenger safety and comfort.