Govt Bans Matatus From Nairobi Expressway

Transport and Infrastructure CS James Macharia has temporarily banned matatus on the Nairobi Expressway.

In a statement on Wednesday, Transport CS James Maria said the government will Install rumble strips.

“We temporarily restrict commercial passenger vehicles with a capacity of more than 7 passengers from using the Nairobi expressway,” he said.

He said this will take effect immediately as they investigate the cause of accidents and develop appropriate safety measures.

“Every life matters and the government is keen to avoid unnecessary injuries and loss of lives. This restriction takes effect immediately, ” he said.

Macharia also capped speed limits to 110km/h.

“This is to warn drivers to slow down as they approach the various toll gates,” he said.

“Enforcement of speed limits. The maximum speed limit on all public roads in Kenya is 110km/h”

Macharia said speed cameras have also been introduced in the expressway to curb speeding.

He said the Nairobi Expressway is clearly marked with the speed limits that are applicable to its various sections.

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