Nairobi Mcas Warn Sakaja over illegal Petrol station parking terminals

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Transport committee Nairobi County Assembly is now investigating how some matatu saccos pick and drop passengers in petrol stations in Nairobi Cbd despite ban.

The Committee led by Transport chairman Maithya Musango send a warning to Governor Johnson Sakaja’s led administration saying as from next week ,they will not allow such illegal stages in petrol stations to continue being in operations.

The committee further chased away today the enforcement team led by inspectorate heads ,who were not prepared to respond to the committee why the by laws has not be effected.

“We invited the inspectorate team ,but they were not ready today,we have given them untill next week Tuesday to appear again with full report on the progress of this matter,”Mca Musango said.

In the year 2021 ,Public Service Vehicles (PSVs) were banned from picking and dropping passengers at petrol Stations through a motion before the Nairobi County Assembly.

The motion sponsored by Umoja one MCA Mugambi wanted the county executive and the Nairobi Metropolitan Service( NMS) to issue a public notice prohibiting all the PSVs from terminating at petrol stations to either pick or drop passengers.

“We are risking the lives of innocent Kenyans. Petrol stations are areas where highly inflammable products are sold. These are danger zones that can easily lead to deaths in case of an explosion. As a leader, I think we should save lives before. We have better places where our PSVs can do their business without any danger,’ he said.

Mugambi said most of the PSVs had colluded with corrupt county officials to set up such termini despite being aware of the danger they pose.

A spot check shows that multiple petrol stations across the city run by different companies were providing parking and other related services to matatus.

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