Nairobi based businessman and matatu boss Jimal Roho Safi has communicated a decision by the union to hike matatu fare starting tomorrow 16th,September 2021. Taking to his Instagram stories, Jimal stated that the decision is founded on the move by the government to increase fuel prices.
Knowing that Kenyans are pressed with other challenges, he asked his fellow countrymen to bear with them, an indication they lacked any other option but to come up with new rates. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic that has cost some people their jobs while some other have also lost their breadwinners without forgetting the demands of educating children, for those whose children are in school, many felt the move is going to affect Kenyans even more.
Some dismissed Jimal, while others questioned why they did not reduce the fare when the PSV's were allowed to carry full capacity.
Others also joked upon receiving the announcement, saying that will need accommodation at their places of work to avoid paying more for transport.
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