Members of the County Assembly of Nakuru are on a mission to strike a deal between the Executive and the Matatu stakeholders on return to CBD formula.
The MCAs who spoke after holding a closed door meeting with stakeholders from the Matatu industry from Nakuru West and Nakuru East sub counties, were optimistic that the deal will materialize to help the industry that has been facing challenges since the removal from CBD by the past regime.
Led by Biashara ward MCA Fadhili Msuri who is also the Leader of Majority in the County Assembly of Nakuru, the MCAs assured the industry that the current leadership has their interests at heart and that soon the Town Service Matatus shall be allowed to operate within CBD once measures are in place.
“We are here after meeting the matatu stakeholders and we want to ensure that the challenges in the sector are addressed. From here we shall be meeting Governor Susan Kihika so that we can air the concerns raised” said Fadhili.
Kivumbini Ward MCA Neto Sakwa on his part noted that with clear measures in place then the town service matatu will be able to operate as before.
Sentiments echoed by MCAs David Wathiai(Shabaab), John Macharia(Rhonda),David Kihumba(Flamingo), Anthony Kanyere(Nakuru East), Bernard Maina( London), and Robert Ruto(Kapkures).
It shopuld be noted that Matatus were evacuated from Nakuru Central Business Departments by the past regime.
It was cited a way of de-congesting the town- a move that received a lot of opposition from the stakeholders.
However, during campaigns towards August 9th Polls, Nakuru Governor Susan Kihika vowed to engage stakeholders in the sector to ensure a condusive business atmosphere.