Celebrated media personality Caroline Mutoko has finally broken her silence, after news went rife that the government had banned matatus from the Nairobi Expressway.
Photo: Caroline Mutoko
Taking to her Instagram account she was clearly pleased, because the move echoed her sentiments some few days ago where she had also indirectly suggested for such an action to be taken.
"As I was saying" Caroline Mutoko wrote.
Caroline Mutoko's controversial sentiments on matatus being on Expressway
The name Caroline Mutoko has been making the headlines for the past few hours or so, and this is because of her sentiments on matatus being on the Expressway.
This is after one of them was unfortunately involved in an accident at the Mlolongo Toll Centre, leading to many injured.
Taking to her social media platforms, she infact expressed her surprise that a matatu was allowed on the expressway in the first place.
"Wait, we now have matatus on the Expressway? Courting trouble..." she wrote.
This however elicited wild reactions from netizens, and many bashed the former Kiss FM presenter arguing that the road should be open for wide range of road users who could afford it.
Government announces new measures
On Wednesday July 6, the Ministry of Transport announced that it had temporarily suspended matatus, and all PSVs that carry more than 7 passengers from using the Expressway.
This followed a number of accidents that had been witnessed on the expressway in the past few days.
Aside from that the government revealed that they were introducing traffic cops at various points, in order to enforce the government regulations on e.g speed limit.
It was also announced that any person who failed to comply with the provisions of Section 42 of the Trafic Act would be guilty of an offence, and liable to a fine of up to Kshs 100,000.
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