Hitch on Embakasi route after Embassava suspension

June 25, 2015 8:49 am
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NTSA Director General Francis Meja told Capital FM News that the Sacco’s vehicles will not be allowed to operate until the meet the laid down road safety regulations as set out by the authority/FILE
NTSA Director General Francis Meja told Capital FM News that the Sacco’s vehicles will not be allowed to operate until the meet the laid down road safety regulations as set out by the authority/FILE
NAIROBI, Kenya, Jun 25 – Hundreds of commuters were stranded in Embakasi area this morning following the suspension of a major sacco that operates most of the buses in Eastlands.

The licence of Embassava sacco was suspended after one of its busses was involved in a road accident on Jogoo road last week, leading to the death of two people.

NTSA Director General Francis Meja has told Capital News that the sacco will not be allowed to get buses back on the road until it meets the requirements set out by the authority.

“The vehicles will remain off the road until they comply with the laid down regulations as set out by the Authority. They will not be allowed to operate in this kind of manner,” he stated.

Embassava is one of the main Saccos that provide transport to commuters within Eastlands area. The accident involved Embassava and Forward Travellers buses at the junction of Jogoo and Rabai roads in Eastlands.

The driver of the Foward Travellers Sacco bus died on the spot with seven passengers sustaining serious injuries. NTSA resorted to issuing blanket bans to Saccos that flout traffic rules as a way of instilling self discipline in the PSV sector.

Embassava was banned after NTSA found one of its drivers responsible for the accident.

Commuters on social media are complaining that the other Public Service Vehicles are taking advantage of the situation by charging high fares.

‘I politely asked one of the kondaz why it costs me 70 from Donholm estate and 80 from the rndabt.he spewed insults via @robertomondi78

‘guys stranded at pipeline and taj. Embassava matatus not operating. Via @k_i_b_e_t

‘A colleague is yet to get a mat from Nyayo Embakasi via @BarongoGilbert

‘so embassava sacco is suspended the other jamaas are charging 100 to town exploitation galore kenyans we enemies of self via @kabkiach

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