Court halts Sakaja’s order on long-distance matatus relocation
Long-distance Matatu operators in Nairobi will not move from their current locations to Green park terminus located at Uhuru Park.
This is after the High court issued orders that the current status quo remains until December 13.
In the case, at least eight long-distance travel operators moved to court to challenge the directive by Nairobi Governor Johnson Sakaja, that required them to move to the Green park terminus on December 1.
Governor Sakaja said the new directive is part of measures to decongest the Nairobi CBD.
However, the operators said that the decision was discriminatory as it excluded some of their rivals.
They added that Sakaja’s directive will expose them to huge losses, and will inconvenience long distance travelers who predominantly travel with fairly large luggage, especially during the festive season.
The petitioners in the case include North Rift Luxury Shuttle, Madaraka Prestige, Transline, Great Rift Shuttle, Legacy Luxury, Kina 2015 Classic, Sasaline Classic Shuttle, Blue line, Team Swat and Transliner Galaxy.
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