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"You Can't Wake up & Chase Away Investors" Nairobi Matatu Owners CEO Patricia Mutheu Tells Sakaja

Nairobi Governor Johnson Sakaja's plan to bar matatus from accessing the CBD continues to elicit mixed reactions across the country, more so after he clashed with Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua.

Gachagua was the first to criticize Sakaja's plan saying that the most of the operators who will be affected by the plan will be people from Mount Kenya Region.

Speaking with NTV on Tuesday evening, Patricia Mutheu and who is the Chief Executive officer of the Matatu Owners Association in Nairobi dismissed the governor saying that is an abrupt plan.

"We are here now because of lack of correspondence and engagement. You cannot just wake up one day and push out the investors who have invested heavily and have also provided an alternative to the youthful population that lack these job opportunities."

"I think that it is high time to sit down involve the stakeholders and come up with a conducive solution that everyone will feel safe and not aggrieved," said Mutheu.

She went on to argue that the matatus are not the number one congesters of the city as it is being claimed, and that the people walking on the streets are.

"I think we are the easy target in that people consider us a rogue industry with rogue drivers yet we fail to look at the positive side that we contribute to the economy, and thus we must have a sit to come up with a better solution."

In his remarks, Governor Sakaja has remained bold saying that he is aimed at delivering his agenda and moving the county to a better level being the country's capital city, with a good number of leaders from the Azimio La Umoja One Kenya Alliance, Kenya Kwanza Alliance and others from the Western Region.

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