Nakuru Town East MP David Gikaria has issued a 14 days ultimatum to Governor Lee Kinyanjui over the Matatu operators’ stalemate in Nakuru town.
The vocal Nakuru Legislator who spoke on Wednesday during the the burial of baby Leon Kinuthia Mbugua in Ndimu,Lanet Nakuru said it was worng for Governor Kinyanjui to ignore Matatu operators.
Gikaria sys a proper understanding between the operators and the county government is the way to go.
He added that there was need for dialogue to try and understand the issues affecting the operators at their new relocation and if possible be allowed back to their former stages within CBD as long as they adhere to the Ministry of Health guidelines on COVID-19.
Gikaria has faulted Kinyanjui for turning deaf ear to the Matatu operators who have raised several complaints concerning the deplorable states of the new matatu stages that they were relocated to early this year.
According to the Legislator, if the Governor will not allow dialogue to sort out the matter then Nakuru town will come to a standstill after 14 the 14 days.
“What we are telling Governor is simple give a dialogue a chance within the 14 days. If you will not act after the 14 days then it will not be business as usual in this town” said Gikaria.
Gikaria’s sentiments welcomed by Nakuru Town Service Matatu Association Chair Francis Njoroge who has been seeking audience with Governor Kinyanjui but in vain.
Njoroge alias Njosh in a phone interview said the matter is now taking momentum and the Governor will have nothing more but to listen to the grievances of the Matatu operators.
“We commend MP Gikaria for the move and we hope that the Governor will now avail himself for dialogue top sort out this matter once” said Njosh.
This even as Nakuru Town traders who say that the governor has been quiet and inaccessible to have vowed to rally behind Gikaria in demos after 14 days.
A similar scenario was witnessed in Nakuru during the regime of Kinuthia Mbugua where hawkers demonstrated for being chased out of the Nakuru CBD.