The Machakos County Covid-19 committee has kicked off the fumigation of public service vehicles in the county.
The exercise is in line with more measures put in place by the government in the fight against Covid-19 in the country.
Speaking during the flagging off of the exercise that will see all matatus plying all Machakos routes fumigated daily, Machakos County transport CEC has warned Matatu operators against carrying past the 60% capacity.
She has said that they will release the number of required passengers per vehicle, calling on police officers to take action on passengers and matatu crew defying the directive.
"Make sure that the carrying capacity is 60% and not 100%. We shall release the carrying capacity for all vehicles so that the police will also be able to know how many people they expect inside the matatu," said Naomi Mutie.
On his, the Machakos County Commissioner Fredrick Ndunga, who was the chief guest in the event, warned bodaboda operators who are being used by residents to sneak them out of Machakos County using panya routes.
The county commissioner has continued to call on residents to adhere to all other set guidelines in the fight against the virus.
"There are other people who, when they see where we have erected our roadblocks, use panya routes to sneak out of the county. I want to warn bodaboda operators, if we arrest that motorbike, we will not give it back to you until we open the counties," Ndunga warned.
He has called on residents to take responsibility for their bodies, maintaining that the guidelines put in place are to save the lives of Kenyans.
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