Matatus and Buses along Tom Mboya Street, Nairobi (Photo Credit: Twitter)
After the relaxation of Covid-19 protocols to Passengers Vehicle Service (PSV) operators that meant the matatus and buses can carry full capacity, the Government has decided that they will have to pay more in seasonal ticket fees.
The Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) has announced that the PSV operators will have to pay between Ksh 5,000 and Ksh 10,000 in seasonal parking fees.
When Covid-19 pandemic set in the country and the capacity of passengers reduced for the PSVs, the fees were subsided to between Ksh 2,000 and Ksh 5,000 whereby 14 seater were paying two thousand shillings, 42 seater minibuses were paying 3,500 and 62 seater 5,000.
"Notice is hereby given to all Public Service Vehicles that following the resumption of full carrying capacity on August 16, the seasonal parking charges shall be adjusted to full carrying capacity for all PSVs with effect from September 25." KRA released a statement.
This comes as a huge blow to the operators and matatu owners as they have been hit with double fee increase as a few weeks ago, the Energy and Petroleum Regulation Authority (KPRA) hiked the prices of fuel.
The development means that Nairobians plying using the public means face a big possibility of paying more as daily fare to get to the city and back to their homes.
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