Oh No Not Again! Matatu crew push out female passenger from moving PSV

A woman named Doreen died after she was allegedly thrown out of a moving PSV.

A man who rescued the woman and  rushed her to hospital has shared an emotional tribute about Doreen, after she died before reaching the hospital.

Twitter user @PeterPekat also shared photos of the matatu that is responsible for her death.

Do you know who the crew members are? A manhunt for them has been launched.

NTSA has since revealed they are also following up on the matter, as it has details of the matatu sacco, its crew, in its database.

Kasarani police have impounded the vehicle.

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Mwiki sacco tout beaten to death over Sh20 fare increase

Julius Kamau lost his life this past weekend over an act of service to Mwiki passengers.

Police in Nairobi are investigating an incident where a matatu conductor was beaten to death by his colleagues operating in the Kasarani – Mwiki route. It is allegedly reported that operational officers from the route beat him up because he added an extra ksh.20 to the normal fare.

According to the deceaseds wife, Winfred Kimanzi, she says that he was being nice despite adding the fare charges because he wanted to drop the passengers all the way to Mwiki as opposed to leaving them stranded at a stage by the name, Stima area.

He told me he did not see the point of charging the passengers Ksh.80 then drop them off at Stima area and leave them stranded looking for another vehicle to take them to Mwiki. So he decided to charge Ksh.100 then go straight to Mwiki

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On that fateful evening, the bus Kamau was operating left the MSL terminus along Tom Mboya street and on reaching Kasarani, two alleged MSL officers boarded the vehicle and asked passengers how much they had been charged.

According to Citizen TV, it is then that the officers started beating up Kamau, accusing him of tainting the Sacco’s name by overcharging customers.

Winfred Kimanzi said that her husband returned home with a swollen face and bruised body. Kamau was taken to the Kiambu Hospital where he succumbed to his injuries. As she was taking him to the hospital, he kept complaining of severe body pain adding that he could barely walk.

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The Mwiki Sacco company denied all claims, however, a former conductor with the MSL Sacco, Samuel Mungai, claimed that this was not the first time as it has been a habit of certain officers in the Sacco to beat up matatu operators.

The exact cause of his death will be known after a postmortem on his body is conducted today, Monday.

Gang Pose As Passengers Hijack Ngong Matatu, Rob Commuters Of Cash And Valuables

A gang that had posed as passengers carjacked a matatu and robbed others who were on board of their cash and valuables in a dramatic incident before dumping them in Kariobangi area, Nairobi.

The NMOA matatu was headed for Ngong Town when four of the passengers turned out to be thugs on Saturday night.

Police and other witnesses said the gang struck near Prestige area and ordered the driver to stop before they took over and drove through City Mortuary, Mombasa Road then to Kariobangi where they dumped the passengers.

At least ten passengers were injured after being stabbed and hit by gun buts in the process. No arrest has been made so far.

Meanwhile, three suspects were this morning lynched after their attempt to rob revelers at a bar in Lucky summer area, Nairobi.

The three were part of a gang that had gone to the bar posing as revelers when they turned out to be thugs.

According to police, the other revelers regrouped and overpowered the gang lynching the three. Two others managed to escape.

Police said the victims were stoned to death and that efforts to trace the others who escaped are ongoing.

-Cyrus Ombati

#MatwanaCulture: Matatu driver delivers baby of woman in labour

There is a new hero in town. He doesn’t hail from Wakanda or a wear tight body suit. He is someone we see daily. A matatu driver identified only as George.

George saved the life of a mother and his newborn and even checked up on them to ensure they are fairing okay. He did this without a thought on missing out on making money during rush hour.

A Facebook post by Ndungu Nyoro highlighting George’s act of kindness has gone viral.

Read the post below.

“My hero of the day is George. George is a bus driver dedicated to his work in matatu industry along Thika road. Earlier today one of his passengers went into labor in the bus. The conductor and other passengers, ladies included, took off.

PERHAPS WITH MINIMAL OPTIONS, GEORGE GATHERED STRENGTH, GUIDED THE HELPLESS MOTHER IN DELIVERY AND AS SOON AS THE BABY’S HEAD POPPED OUT HE RUSHED MOTHER AND BABY TO NEEMA HOSPITAL ALONG THIKA ROAD. THE TWO ARE SAFE AND EXCITED TO BE TOGETHER.

George later resumed his duties happy that he saved two lives.

Please help me congratulate this Good Samaritan. Isn’t he an angel?”

One Nairobian agreed, Annita Ngugi said, “Congrats George i know him he has a good heart even talking to people as well. Kudos.”

Nairobians were so impressed, here are some of their touching messages congratulating George.

Wacuka K. Githu: From his testimony when the head popped he helped the lady push the baby baby was delivered, he told the lady to hold the baby closed the door and rushed her and baby boy to neema hospital, he even called the hubby who was in Narok and later followed up to ensure baby n mum are okay, if this guy is not a hero then I don’t know the meaning of the word, God bless you George

Gichohi Zachary: Some years back same thing happened to this Neema hospital if am not wrong, seems the drivers from thika rd are special ones kudos.

Blsd Joycz Kagwa: This man is a hero. Thou a mother of 3, in his place I would be shaky but this George didn’t have a second thought in saving the precious life. I wouldn’t know what could have happened if he chickened too! God bless him mighty and may he never lack help whenever he will require it.

Nomiss Ekioyn Lekopen: We need to reward such a benevolent act… Open a paybill we buy him a whole ma3..there are moments in life when a man’s single act can dignify his whole existence…

Kuria Erastus Kitambo: it was the ladies who took charge in scenes like this, but the ones around took off. Congrats George for this heroic act. God bless.

Kajuju Mwogora: My favourite mat when am using them .This driver is a very disciplined guy. Am proud of my route driver.

Joe Muhahami: The little acts that give hope to mankind. Many Blessings find their way to George.

Wanjirû Ngarî: Blessings upon you Mr George. Humanity at its best. May you never lack

NJAMBI MWANGI WROTE, “THESE ARE THE PEOPLE THAT DESERVE STATE COMMENDATIONS..NOT THE LIKES OF GITHERI MAN SURELY.”

Shee Munyi: Right person in the wrong career..congratulations sir

Philomena Nyathira: I am shedding tears of joy already, may he be blessed mightily. He is a true hero.

Gikonyo Patoo: He is a hero full of kindness. May the nature be kind also to him

Blessed Grace Wangari: The hero of this year 2018. May he NEVER lack.

Loise Madantes: wooooow, one in a million be blessed george

Maureen Wawira: 😍😍😍Sweetest thing I have read today👏👏👏👏Job well done George

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‘This Matatu Driver Is One In A Million,’ Cries Panicked Female Passenger After His Unexpected Act Of Kindness

We have all had a nasty brush with makangas that leaves a bad taste in our mouths.

We all have that tale of misadventure in matatus that makes us shake our heads and damn them all to hell.

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Well, a city woman identified as Julie Waweru narrates how one matatu driver went against the grain and proved that indeed there are good people in the industry.

Julie writes: “My yesterday did end very well. As I left Limuru around 7pm on board Likabu Sacco matatu I forgot my phone in the mat. As usual, panic mode when I alighted, having realised I had left my phone, I picked a boda boda to chase the mat, after like 3km I realised this was futile, asked my rider to take about turn. He wondered why I had given up, as he was all set for a chase. I told the rider its OK, thanked him and informed him I knew I would get it today. This kinda shocked the boda guy…..cheekily he says “ningependa kujua vile utaifuata” haha I told him I know God will make it possible to get it back.”

She continued, “Around 8.30pm while in my house, I was driven to Kiamba town, I didn’t find it, I promised myself to try follow up today morning.
Good news I went to kiambu town, matatu stage….didn’t have the vehicle registration No, so I had to hassle to trace, as I tried narrating to one of the route manager, I drew some attention…. Among them one Eliud Njoroge the driver whose vehicle I was onboard yesternight he breaks the good news….he had kept my phone safely & had even charged abit this morning. I got my phone back, am thankful to God.
I celebrate this driver and among others that are kind to their passengers. Help me celebrate ELIUD NJUGUNA!”

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Kenyans also retold their tales…
Gitu Ngugi: I lost my phone in july this year and someone returned it to me. Even when i reported to safaricom they were skeptical i would not get it. I told them good people exist. Let’s keep celebrating Eliud and others alike

Jon Kirui Bomet: Travellers sacco. Our neighbour sent Mursik in 5ltr Jerrycan to her daughter studying in Nairobi, by the time they were parking in Mfangano behind Afya centre, the Jerrycan was empty…….Matatu crew drank it clean.! Kindly ask the sacco to offer induction to our sacco.

Meshack Samson Maina: Good people exist… I once dropped my phone at a parking and drove off, luckily i did not smash it, the next person who occupied the parking space collected it and started calling people from my phone book trying to trace me, finally after like 1hr i got my phone back.

Esther Wacuka: I wish the same happend to me…I lost very very crucial documents original n copies I had just left an office which needed them I dropped them in a my plying gachie.I tried to search even at the terminus but to no avail…the bitter part was,the documents had at least 3 telephone numbers …..

Zipporah Kungu: Honest Kenyan. I lost mine in a mat the person who picked it called my colleagues and said was in Kidfarmaco but the guy gave to his aunt who had no phone.In the process I lost the phone.The ma3 guys denied e ever seeing the phone Nkt!

Winnie Ashers Mum: Honesty is a great virtue, it pays off Eliud God will reward u mightily soon, keep the fire burning brother.

Cate Kibata: A big challenge to all of us,honesty is beautiful……very encouraging good people still exists……kudos Mr Eliud……

Winnie Belinda Wiwanka: That is a unique driver God bless.

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HOTTEST RIDES IN TOWN! Check Out Nairobi’s Trendiest Matatus

The Matatu culture has now become a ‘tourist attraction.’

I mean most foreigners when asked what they love about Nairobi, respond that the beasts they see on the busy Nairobi roads; our beautiful matatus are it.

It is evident that most businessmen have invested in matatus, and the Rongai route has led when it comes to producing fancy, beautiful, expensive and quality matatus: they have the trendiest rides in Kenya.

The music, the comfortable seats and the graffiti designs are what makes Kenyan matatus all the rage.

To add to all this, some matatus have gone ahead to create V.I.P spaces where those passengers who feel like they are ‘Waheshimiwa’ can sit and pay more.

Well, here are some of the best and latest Rongai matatus and their names:

Mackbully

Mixtape

Kichuna

 

Phantom

Sparxx

 

 Milk Shake

 

Brain

 

Choda

 

Schizopheric

Booster

 

Prison Break

 

Matatu Crews Win Cash Prizes For Tuning Into Classic 105

How often do you keep your matatu tuned into Classic 105? It better be everyday because we are rewarding all our ‘mathree’ fans. If you are caught listening to Maina and King’ang’i in the morning or Larry Asego in the evening by our mystery man you win an automatic Sh2,000. If you prominently display Classic 105 branding on your matatu, then you win Sh5, 000.

Here are our latest winners.

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Geoffrey Maina- 33 Ngummo
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Evans Orina- Machakos (Railways terminus)
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George Muiruri Njenga – Juja
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Alfonse Kamau Kariuki – AgaKhan
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Martin Wamutitu (James) – Kangemi
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Clinton Opondo – BuruBuru
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David Mwangi Muthua -K. U
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John Mungai Njuguna -Githurai
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Gabriel Ngugi Ngethe – Agakhan
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John Kibiro Matheri – Ngara

Matatu crews rewarded for listening to Classic 105

Classic 105 listeners are being rewarded with KES 2000 for tuning into the morning show with Maina & King’ang’i or the evening show with Larry Asego.

Our mystery man is looking out for public service vehicles that are tuned into Classic 105 and then handing them two thousand shillings. If you have classic 105 branding on the body of your car you get Sh. 5,000.

You too can be a winner, just tune your matatu to Classic 105, wait for our mystery man and Sh2000 or Sh5000 will be yours.

Here are today’s lucky winners.

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33 Ngummo: Geoffrey Maina won Sh2000
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Machakos (Railways): Evans Orina won Sh2000
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Juja: George Muiruri Njenga won Sh2000
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Satelitte: Boaz Okoth Okello won Sh2000
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Kibera: Ben Onyango Otieno won Sh2000

We are rewarding our ‘mathree’ fans and you too can be a winner

How often do you keep your matatu tuned into Classic 105? It had better be everyday because we are rewarding all our ‘mathree’ fans with awesome cash prizes. If we find you listening to Maina and King’ang’i in the morning or Larry Asego’s show  in the evening, our mystery man will award you Sh2,000. It gets better…if you display Classic 105 prominently on your matatu, then you win Sh5, 000.

These guys from Kidagi Sacco dropped by our offices to show some love
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Winners during the morning show with Maina

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South B: James Kiarie Njoroge won Sh2000
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Langata: Fred Mutua won Sh2,000
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Kitengela/Mlolongo: Samuel Kuruka Irungu won Sh2,000
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Mlolongo: Peter John Gichia won Sh2,000

Winners during Larry Asegos show yesterday
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Listening To Classic 105 Could Get You Cash

Classic 105 listeners are being rewarded with KES 2000 for tuning in to the morning show with Maina and King’ang’i or the evening show with  Larry Asego.

Our mystery man is looking out for public service vehicles that are tuned into Classic 105  and then handing them two thousand shillings. If you have Classic 105 branding on the body of your car you get Sh. 5,000.

Here are some of the lucky winners.

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Maina Mwangi from Githurai won sh 2,000
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Dennis Ondiek – Kayole won sh 2,000
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James Ndumuti – From Ruaka won sh 2,000
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James Ndungu from Ngong won sh 2,000
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Gohad Njuguna won sh 2,000
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Charles Mwangi from Dagoretti won Sh 2,000
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Geoffrey Muchene from Dagoretti won sh 2,000
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Paul Otuba from Kabete won sh 2,000
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Joseph Munyao from Donholm won sh 2,000
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Paul Mwangi from Wangige won sh 2,000
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Thomas Maina from Buruburu won sh 2,000

Matatu Crews Continue Winning Cash

Classic 105 listeners are being rewarded with KES 2000 for tuning in to the morning show with  Maina and King’ang’i or the evening show with  Larry Asego.

Our mystery man is looking out for public service vehicles that are tuned into Classic 105  and then handing them two thousand shillings. If you have Classic 105 branding on the body of your car you get Sh. 5,000.

Here are our lucky winners for today.

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Gichana Nyagire from KItengela won 2k
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Paul Mulili – Kitengala won Sh 2,000
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Peter Murithii – Mlolongo won Sh 2,000
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Benson Mutua- Kitengela won Sh 2,000

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Win Cash Prices For Listening To Classic 105

Classic 105’s listeners are being rewarded with KES 2000 for tuning in to the morning show with  Maina & King’ang’i or the evening show with  Larry Asego.

Our mystery man is looking out for public service vehicles that are tuned into Classic 105  and then handing them two thousand shillings. If you have classic 105 branding on the body of your car you get Sh. 5,000.

Here are some of the lucky winners.

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Joseph Chege won sh ,2000 – Yaya centre
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Simon Kamau Won sh 2,000 from Gachie
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Paul Landu Won sh 2,000 from Lavington green
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Francis Sikare Won sh 2,000 from Kawangware
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Patrick Mwaura Won sh 2,000 from Gachie
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Kush wa Zuma Won sh 7,000 from Gachie
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Michelle Monji Won sh 2,000 from Kawangware

Matatu Crews Continue Winning Cash Prizes Courtesy Of Classic 105

Classic 105’s listeners are being rewarded with KES 2000 for tuning in to the morning show with  Maina Kageni or the evening show with  Larry Asego.

Our mystery man is looking out for public service vehicles that are tuned into Classic 105  and then hands them two thousand shillings. If you have classic 105 branding on the body of your car you get Sh. 5,000.

Here are our lucky winners from this week.

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Random Matatu Crews Winning Cash Prizes

Classic 105’s listeners are being rewarded KES 2000 for tuning in to the morning show with  Maina Kageni or the evening show with  Larry Asego.

Our mystery man is looking out for public service vehicles that are tuned into Classic 105  and then reward them with two thousand shillings.

If you have classic 105 branding on the body of your car then you get Sh. 5,000. Here are our lucky winners for today, who took home Sh. 2,000 .

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Stephen Mburu – Route 2 Kawangware
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Josephat Kariuki – Kikuyu
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Francis Karanja -111 Ngong
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Benson Gitau – 111 Ngong
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Dennis Ochieng -48 kileleshwa

Matatu Crews Winning Cash Prizes For Tuning In To Classic

Classic 105’s listeners are being rewarded KES 2000 for tuning in to the morning show with  Maina Kageni or the evening show with  Larry Asego.

Our mystery man is looking out for public service vehicles that are tuned into Classic 105  and then reward them with two thousand shillings.

If you have classic 105 branding on the body of your car then you get Sh. 5,000. Here are our lucky winners for today, who took home Sh. 2,000 .

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George Apollo – KIbera route
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Simeon Kinyanjui – Lower kabete

Matatu Owners Association reduces travel costs

Matatu Owners Association has lowered fares starting today following the decline in fuel prices. This follows outcry by consumer lobby groups after fuel prices dropped from Sh102 in December to Sh84 in February.

“The cost of fuel for the last three months has been reducing our operating costs,” said MOA chairman Simon Kimutai. He was speaking during a press briefing on at MOA headquarters in Nairobi on Thursday. Kimutai said the declines have been effected throughout the country.

“Some parts have reduced the fares by 25 per cent on Nairobi-Nakuru highway, the least being 11 per cent on Nairobi-Nanyuki highway,” he however noted. He urged the Energy Regulatory Commission to maintain the fuel prices for fares to remain consistent. Kimutai had objected to the reductions last week, over high matatu operation and fuel consumption costs.

The price of super petrol fell below the Sh90 mark for the first time since 2011 in the ERC’s new prices for February 15 to March 14. Petrol now retails at Sh84 in Nairobi following a Sh8 reduction since January’s review. Diesel and Kerosene prices were slashed to Sh75 and Sh52, down from Sh83 and Sh65 respectively. Travel expenses have subsequently declined.

It will now cost Sh200 instead of Sh300 to travel from Nairobi to Nyeri, while a trip to Kisumu will cost Sh1,000 down from Sh1,200.

 

Eight perish as matatu rams into motorcycles in Kisii

Eight people died Saturday afternoon when a matatu heading from Kiamokama rammed into several motorcycles at Kisii School along Kisii-Keroka road. The dead include passengers in the matatu and boda boda operators.

Kisii Level-six hospital medical superintendent Dr Enock Ondari said that six of the victims died on the spot while two others died on arrival at the hospital. “Bodies of six people were ferried to the mortuary while two other victims succumbed on arrival,” Ondari said.

Ondari said that 16 survivors of the accident are getting treatment for various injuries. “Those admitted will undergo CT scans and X-rays to determine the extent of injuries suffered before treatments,” Ondari added. The matatu belonging to Ammotak Co.Lt allegedly hit three vehicles a few meters way before the accident.

Area OCP Tom Mutisya who arrived at the scene said that they would not immediately establish the cause of the accident but suspected it was because of break failure.Kisii Governor James Ongwae sent condolences to the bereaved families and those admitted in hospital.

“My Government will ensure that those hospitalized receive proper medical attention adding that they will sit with the bereaved families to see how they can be helped,” Ongwae said.

 

Fuel price cuts too minimal to affect fares – matatus

Commuters are unlikely to reap from falling fuel prices as public service vehicle operators remain adamant about reducing fares.

Matatu Owners Association chairman Simon Kimutai said operation costs for a PSV are so high, that the current cut in fuel prices is not enough to warrant a reduction in fares.

Kimutai argued that an average PSV consumes between 30 to 40 litres of fuel a day, and the saving made for a day’s fuel purchase going by the latest price of diesel which is lower by Sh7.50 would translate to about Sh300 per vehicle.

Given that the average vehicle carries an estimated minimum of 400 passengers daily; he said, the passenger number divided by the cost would translate to a saving of Sh1.33 per passenger, a very negligent saving to pass on, argued Kimutai.

The MOA chair cited high operation costs in form of taxes, route fees, spare parts and maintenance costs which he said cancel out any benefits accrued by cheaper fuel.

“Corruption practices and gangs at various routes are also raising the cost of operations for us,” said Kimutai.

Despite Energy Regulatory Commission cutting fuel prices by the biggest margin since 2010 on Wednesday, only private motorists stand to gain with Super petrol now cheaper by Sh9.13 to retail at Sh92.88 in Nairobi.