Travelers to give IDs and contacts in Machakos Bus parks

Matatu Owners Association Lower Eastern Region Chairman Stephen Mutuku Peter addressing the press on the new passenger regulations when travelling. (photo credit - Juline/Mauvoo)

Passengers traveling to different parts of the country from Machakos County bus parks will be expected to give out their names, Identification numbers, Phone numbers, and their places of destination as well as where they are coming from in new regulations.

According to Matatu Owners Association Chairman Ukambani Region Stephen Mutuku Peter, the association has registered more than 1,600 matatus and all of them are required to follow the set guidelines.

The Chairman warned that no matatu will allow any passenger who defaults the set guideline as this is a show of disrespect ordering that if anyone refuses to follow the set guidelines he or she should not aboard any public vehicle.

“We have a passenger manifest which will be a must for every vehicle to have – a register of every passenger aboard their vehicle containing all their details and if anyone refuses to comply with the set rules let them get their fare back,” he said.

He further said that all touts in the Bus parks will be taken out so as to avoid them coming into contact with passengers while they are taking them to board vehicles so as to observe the social distance rule.

“We will not allow touting in our bus parks whether in Matuu, Tala or Machakos. We have our own officials which have uniform branded the association,” said Mutuku.

Transport in the country has resumed to normal after President Uhuru Kenyatta opened all places that were under the cessation of movement which has enabled people to travel in and out of the areas that were previously on lockdown.

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