The matatu business is one of the Booming businesses in Kenya. Matatus which have the highest competition are those based in Nairobi. Matatus in Nairobi are designed in a way that makes the customer to be enticed by their services. These Matatus have the top most designs, beautiful graphics and the best sound system in them.
Traffic in Nairobi during weekdays and rush hours at times prove to be unbearable to motorists. Many motorists, especially matatus are at times forced to seek alternative routes to escape heavy traffic and to make many trips in a bid to increase daily output. Photo Courtesy Attempts to manoeuvre through shortcuts have also turned out to be costly as police officers have since identified these shortcuts.
If you are living in Nairobi and it's environs and you've considered minimising your transport cost to save more, then consider moving to one of these five neighbourhoods; 1.Githurai This was so obvious. Everyone knows Githurai public transport vehicles for having the lowest fare charges in town.
Actions speak louder than words. This is seem to be the perfect wise saying that should be dedicated to all the Kenyans who had overnight declared to embrace the nationwide matatu strike but things seem to be flowing as normal in the morning. This was in line with the planned demonstration against the hike of fuel prices by the Kenyan government
We are used to seeing matatus carrying extra passengers in a method that we have now come to be acquainted with as "sambaza" in thee middle rows. Picture courtesy. Image from the plane. The "sambaza" seats are notorious across many matatus in the country as the overloaded matatus hope to make a quick buck from the extra passengers.
The entry of Kinatwa Matatu Sacco back to the Kenyan roads follows an agreement between the conflicting matatu operators and the county government of Kitui where the sacco is deeply rooted. Yesterday was a great day as the vehicles subsidized the fare prices into different destinations. One of the Matatu belonging to the sacco has been involved in an accident along the Machakos Kitui road.
The most basic economic principle is that of pricing, like any other industry the Matatu industry agrees to this principle. That explains the huge competition witnessed in the industry. The vehicles used have to go an extra mile to be more luxurious and comfortable to attract travellers faster and easier.
Photo:Migori Highway blocked by Motorists Protests have reportedly kicked off in Migori over the rise in petrol costs.Roads have been blocked in Migori town as taxi drivers protest over high fuel prices. Other parts of the country that have suspended transportation include Thika Super Highway where the main Highway to the city has been blocked by motorists.
Thika road is known for it's efficiency due to the large number of lanes on each side of the road. Vehicles move with top speed in the inner lanes. Traffic disruption caused by a Matatu which has overturned in Ndarugo area has resulted to sudden traffic build up within few minutes.
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.
Today kenyans have come out of the streets in different towns to demonstrate against the recent announcement concerning the rise of fuel prices. The government of the republic of kenya through the ministry of energy and petroleum announced this report which was to be implemented from today. Fuel is a key essential to millions of kenyans especially those who depends on fuel as a means of cooking.
Matatus are the commonly preferred transport vehicles in Nairobi and are popular among city dwellers. It is the most used form of transport and is cheaper compared to other means of transport like taxis. Matatus are stationed in specific locations that depart to different destinations all over Nairobi.
A matatu [Image by Jociku - Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=40493613] The world we live in is so dynamic that everything has to keep changing to adjust to new conditions. Changes come as quickly as the earth spins on its orbit.
picture courtesy Matatus are the most common form of public transport in Kenya, with tens of thousands operating in Nairobi alone. The scrapping of fuel prices ,which took effect on Wednesday last week, increased the price of petrol in Nairobi by about six percent to a maximum of almost 135 shillings per litre.
The price of fuel has again been increased today. Kenyans receiving the news seem very agitated claiming the government should consider their pockets apparently because of the Covid-19 crisis happening now around the world. The petroleum price has raised with 7.58sh per liter, diesel 7.94sh per litre while paraffin has raised with 12.97 sh per litre.
A "Matatu" In Molo Route, Nakuru County Flaunting Covid-19 Rules By Carrying Excess Passengers [Flashes Of Hope]. "Matatus" in Molo, Nakuru county are ignoring the Covid-19 protocals set by the ministry of health (M.O.H) as well as the world health organisation (W.H.O) and hence frustrating their efforts to curb the wide spread of the virus with the delta variant ravaging and killing most Kenyans around the country.
Self proclaimed "president of comedy in Africa" Eric Omondi today surprised many people after he caused a traffic jam on the road. The comedian was doing what he does best, advertising brands. In the video he shared on his Instagram page, Eric was advertising the William Lawsons drink.
Matatu operators have resolved to hike bus fares, following the increase in fuel prices as announced by the Energy and Petroleum Regulatory Authority (EPRA) on yesterday, September 14. The decision has been confirmed by Jamal Marlow Rohosafi, Chairman of Association of Matatu Operators through his social media page on Wednesday, September 15.
The chairperson of Matatus Owners Association ( MOA) Simon kimutai has denied that there are planned countrywide protests by its members in regard to the hikes fuels. A viral notice that began circulating on Wednesday, September 15 stated that matatu operators would on Thursday afternoon stop operating to demonstrate the the risen fuel costs.
The retail cost of fuel has increased to a historical high as the government dropped subsidies.Fuel prices have recorded a steady increase in the recent review by energy petroleum regulatory authority. In a statement released by energy petroleum regulatory authority,petrol price was increased by Sh7.58 per litre,diesel price went up by Sh7.94 while kerosene price went up by Sh12.97.