Nakuru matatu operators laud Kinyanjui’s gradual restoration of businesses to CBD

Nakuru Town Service Matatu operators have welcomed Governor Lee Kinyanjui’s plan of gradual restoration of businesses back to the Central Business Centre with proper guidelines in place.

The operators who sometime back had withdrawn their vehicles from service citing harassment from the county government, have now vowed to work closely with Governor Kinyanjui to make the plan of restoration to CBD successful.

While citing the recent restoration of Wakulima Market traders back to their initial space in CBD,the Nakuru town service Matatu operators are optimistic that their next week meeting with Kinyanjui will also see them relocated back to CBD.

Addressing the media in Nakuru town on Thursday, the Matatu operators led by Nakuru Town Service Matatu Association Chairman Francis Njoroge alias Njosh said the gradual restoration is a boost to businesses that had been greatly hit during COVID-19 period.

“We want to laud our Governor for the plan he has to restore businesses back to CBD. He has begun with the Wakulima Market traders and as Matatu Operators in town we are waiting for our day so that we can continue to grow the economy of Nakuru County” said Njoroge.

Nakuru Town Service Matatu Association Vice Chairman Charles Njenga on his part noted that every town Sacco is fully prepared for the relocation back to CBD.

He adds that they have been working at their offices to ensure all the safety guidelines issued by the Ministry of Health are in place in preparation for the relocation.

“As Saccos we are ready and just waiting for the meeting with the governor next week so that we can know our fate” said Njenga.

Mogotio Service Sacco chairman Edwin Shitao who is also a member of the committee said they have no bad blood with Kinyanjui’s plans for the town.

He lauded Kinyanjui even for the continued push for more resources towards counties for development adding that is the only way the economy will grow and people feel value for their money.

“At first we thought the governor was so harsh on us but now we are understanding that he was right since there have been low cases of COVID-19 in Nakuru due to measures in place” said Shitao.

The Matatus were in April relocated from CBD to new stages at Ziwani,Kwa Jack and KFA grounds.

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