The National Youth Service (NYS) have announced that they will deploy atleast 27 buses for Nairobi commuters who occasionally get stranded on their bus stops.
The move will be rolled out in courtesy of heavy rains which has even worsened the situation.
The news were broken by NYS Director General Richard Ndubai who added that the commuters will be charged a fixed rate of sh.20 without regarding the distance of the route.
We have witnessed people in Nairobi walking long distances in the rain and most of the time due to high fares charged by commuter vehicles. We shall do the much we can to alleviate the suffering,” he said.
Mr.Ndubai also noted that the buses will operate along the routes which head to most populated areas which are prone to hiked fares.
“This decision has also been made to save commuters from the high fares charged by public commuter vehicles during this season,” Mr. Ndubai said.
NYS will today deploy 27 buses to help alleviate commuter crisis in Nairobi occasioned by the ongoing heavy rains.
This decision has also been made to save commuters from the high fares charged by public commuter vehicles during this season. #Service pic.twitter.com/eNbmbER3Dv
— NYS Director General (@DG_matilda) March 22, 2018
The routes include
- Mukuru kwa Njenga
A spot check reals that the buses are already operating in the routes they have been allocated
Led by their chair Simon Kimutai, Matatu has harshly received the news adding that they will frustrate them until the deal fails.
Tuko Tayari kuwahudumia. NYS buses are now helping alleviate the commuter crisis during this rainy season. At a flat fare rate of Ksh.50 you are home and dry. #NYSBusFareNa50 pic.twitter.com/nu4fZYBapM
— PS Lillian Mbogo (@mbogo_lillian) March 23, 2018
We heard your plea and took action! Now #NYSBusFareNa20. Commuters will now pay a reduced flat rate fare of Ksh.20 from Ksh.50 during peak hours. NYS Tayari kufanya Kazi. #NYSBusFareNa20 pic.twitter.com/fKZb8vY8tq
— PS Lillian Mbogo (@mbogo_lillian) March 24, 2018