14 Seater Matatus Are No Longer Banned

(Last Updated On: May 13, 2014)

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If you think the 14 seater matatus will soon disappear, then you are wrong. The decision to stop registering small capacity passenger service vehicles has been nullified. The government wants to phase out 14-seater so as to decongest the city and reduce the amount of traffic.

The number of small capacity PSV vehicles registered in 2013 had risen by 201 percent from 78 to 235. This just shows how popular the vehicles were.

According to the principal secretary of the Transport Ministry, Mr Nduva Muli, the plan to phase out 14 seaters in urban areas has not changed and this relief only applies to rural areas