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As the row between Nairobi Governor Johnstone Sakaja and Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua continues,Matatu Owners Association called for the introduction of a cashless system in Nairobi City transport as Gachagua and Sakaja tussled over matatu phase out.
Speaking during an Interview on NTV on Wednesday 11th January,the Association's CEO,Patricia Mutheu, explained that the move would be beneficial to the transport system by making it seamless. She also said that the move will also boost the industry that has been affected by corruption.
Additionally,the Association demanded participation in the city engineering and review of the city planing noting that they are key stakeholders in the matter. She acknowledged that the City's population was growing hence stretching the current system that has been in place over years. She also intimidated that kicking Matatus from CBD was not a solution to the City's transport menace.
Nairobi Governor Johnstone Sakaja's move to redirect long distance vehicles to stages outside CBD saw him criticised by Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua who argued that it affected businesses both in the city and other neighbouring counties.
The long distance vehicles plying Western Kenya route were redirected to the Green Park terminus. On the other hand,Sakaja maintained that the move was necessary in order to restore order in the City transport sector.
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