Court Rules Against Sakaja’s Orders on Western & Rift Valley Matatus Kicked Out of CBDPosted by On

Matatu Saccos plying the Western, Nyanza, and Rift Valley routes, have been granted a reprieve after High Court issued orders barring the move to Green Park Terminus. 

In the court ruling, the decision was reached until the case was determined on December 13, 2022. 

The move was initially set to commence on Thursday, December 1 following a directive from Nairobi Governor Johnson Sakaja. 

Nairobi Governor Johnson Sakaja at his office on November 16, 2022

Nairobi Governor Johnson Sakaja at his office on November 16, 2022


Johnson Sakaja

The governor, who met Saccos and other transport stakeholders on Friday, November 18, 2022, at Charter Hall, noted that the move would ease traffic in the Central Business District. 

“All PSV SACCOs and PSV companies offering services between Nyanza, Western, North Rift, South Rift, and Central Rift who are currently operating from Nairobi’s Central Business District (CBD) will be relocated to the Green Park Terminus in the first phase,” the notice read in part. 

Travel operators, however, opposed the move and moved to court to challenge the directive.

In the petition, the operators claimed that the order exposed them to huge losses and would inconvenience those who traveled with heavy luggage, especially during the festive season. 

Among the petitioners included Blue line, Team Swat, North Rift Luxury Shuttle, Madaraka Prestige, Transline, Great Rift Shuttle, Legacy Luxury, Kina 2015 Classic, Sasaline Classic Shuttle and Transliner Galaxy.

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