Matatu Owners Association say Kenya needs 24 hour economy

The Matatu Owners Association (MOA) has been hard hit by the December night travel ban and has called for involvement of all stakeholders in seeking a lasting solution to the runway road accidents.

The Association said haphazard directives by the National Transport and Safety Agency (NTSA) and the police only serve to disrupt lives and impoverish hardworking Kenyans.

“Kenya needs a 24-hour economy to create thousands of jobs but you cannot hurt that prospect just because someone failed to do their work.

The night bus travel ban must be lifted partially to 11 pm to allow buses to complete long distance journeys like from Mombasa to Eldoret,” said MOA chairman Simon Kimutai.