All cargo transporters to be scrutinized-Commissioner

Nakuru County Commissioner Erastus Mbui has clarified that there is no new case positive case of coronavirus in Nakuru. However, the County Commissioner has expressed his fear over the ongoing transportation of cargos by trucks from the Port city through Nairobi and Nakuru saying that they are exposing Nakuru residents into dangers since they have their major stopovers at Mai Mahiu, Kikopey, Nyama Choma and Salgaa. Mbui says they will now be doing proper scrutiny to those on boards in the trucks. “We will ensure proper scrutiny of the cargo…

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Trails of destruction, losses as county embarks on demolitions to pave way for modern Bus park 

Police in Nakuru were forced to use teargas to disperse locals form looting property of Kenya Railways after county government of Nakuru made demolitions on the stretch parcel of land adjacent to the Pinkham Roundabout to pave way for the construction of a modern Bus park to decongest Nakuru Town.  Youths from Nakuru town majority of whom are street children had taken advantage of the demolitions to loot railways property among them iron sheets and other steel materials.  They engaged the county askaris in cat and mouse game for more than 5 hours…

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Bodaboda operators banned from Nakuru town

The County government of Nakuru has with immediate effect banned all bodaboda operators from carrying passengers within the central business district. This according to county commissioner Erastus Mbui will solve the problem of overcrowding within the town as the county moves to avert any possible spread of corona virus. According to the county corona virus response committee, matatus will also not be allowed to operate normally with only two matatus being allowed to pick passengers at any given time at any given stage. The county has created holding grounds for…

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COVID-19- County to move matatus out of town

The County Government of Nakuru has taken a move of re-distributing matatu stages within the central business district as one of the COVID-19 preparedness measures. The move was arrived at a meeting of the County corona virus emergency response team co-chaired by Governor Lee Kinyanjui and County Commissioner Erastus Mbui. According to Governor Lee, the county will be forced to designate  four places where matatus coming into Nakuru will be forced to terminate their journey as opposed to doing so within the central business district. This, the Governor said will…

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Fare hike in Nakuru as Matatus comply with government directive

Public transport vehicle operators in Nakuru town have increased charges on various routes as even as they move to comply with the governments directive of limiting the number of passengers they carry. Even though matatu stages are not crowded the available vehicles have hiked their fares from between 50-100%. Passengers on routes that normally charge Ksh 30 are now being forced to pay Ksh 50 to town while those that pay Ksh 50 are now paying between Ksh 100 and Ksh 150. Long distance public service vehicle operators have hiked…

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Nakuru Police launch operation against Matatu’s without sanitizers

As a precautionary measure against the possible spread of Corona virus, security teams in Nakuru have this morning launched a massive operation against public service vehicle operators faulting regulations issued by the government in  a bid to contain the spread of the feared virus. Nakuru County Commissioner Erastu Mbui and County police Commander Stephen Matu have led officers in inspecting public service vehicle at main stages in Nakuru town to ensure that they comply with the directives of having sanitizers. The operation being carried across the County has led to…

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Thirteen people injured in a road accident along the Njoro-Mau Narok road

Thirteen people are recuperating from various injuries at the Nakuru Level Five hospital after they were involved in a road accident at Mau along the Njoro to Mau Narok road. The accident happened after the matatu vehicle they were travelling in lost control and veered off the road. The Mau-Narok Nissan Sacco owned matatu is said to have been on high speed heading to Mwisho wa Lami from Nakuru when it tried to overtake a truck but slid off the road and rolled several times causing the injuries. According to…

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Driving schools fault government over new ‘harsh’ regulations

The Kenya Driving Schools Association has faulted Government over new regulations that the Association feels are meant paralyze the industry and the transport sector as a whole. The Association is opposed to the move taken by the government to close down various driving schools across the country. Addressing media in Nakuru on Saturday led by the National Chairman Kenya Driving Schools Association Mr Samuel Kariuki, the driving schools’ proprietors say as stakeholders in the transport industry they should be given chance and be listened to before such an action is…

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Matatu owners decry infiltration of criminal gangs in the industry

Matatu owners in the larger Rift Valley Region have raised concerns over what they term is infiltration of organized criminal gangs in the industry. Addressing media in Nakuru over the weekend, the Matatu owners said operation and management of bus termini has resulted in losses exceeding Shs 50 million per month. They have now petitioned Interior Cabinet Secretary Dr.Fred Matiang’i and Inspector General of Police Hilary Mutyambai to form a special unit of law enforcement agents. According to the Matatu owners, the enforcement agents will be dedicated to dismantling the…

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Drama as two factions clash over Njoro-Egerton Safaris Sacco stage

There was drama at Nakuru’s CBD Njoro-Egerton Safaris Sacco matatu terminus on Thursday following a push and pull between two factions. This saw transport services paralyzed with passengers watching helplessly as the two factions engaged in spit and spat. The drama began after matatu owners sensed that their defiant Sacco employees threatened to take control and management of the stage. Addressing media, Nakuru Touts and stage Managers Victor Kamau Kariuki said they parted ways with Njoro-Egerton Safaris Sacco after exploitation by the top management and wanted part of the stage…

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