Fares double, commuters stranded as government enforces ‘Michuki rules’ on roads
Many Kenyans across the country woke up on Monday to a transport crisis as many public service vehicle owners made good on their threat to keep off the roads to protest the government’s enforcement of the ‘Michuki rules.’
By 4.30am, the few vehicles available on Nairobi routes had doubled fares as hundreds of commuters chose to walk to their destinations amid the matatu shortage.
A spot check on Jogoo-Outer Ring Road revealed that fares had shot up to Sh200 from Pipeline to the Central Business District (CBD) as commuters in Donholm parted with Sh100 more than the usual Sh30-Sh50 fares.
There are fears the fares could go higher with time.