Government To Increase Commuter Trains, Reduce Fare By 10 Per Cent

The government has directed Kenya Railways to increase the number of commuter trains within Nairobi to ease the transport services following the nationwide strike by Public Service Vehicles.

Also, the CS has directed that Kenya Railways reduces the fare by 10 per cent.

“To ensure the public will be able to continue with their day to day activities in nation building, Kenya Railways Corporation is hereby directed to increase the number and frequency of commuter trains to all routes and also reduce fare by 10 per cent,” reads a statement by James Machari, CS Transport.

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Several passengers were stranded on Monday as authorities moved to enforce public transport safety rules in Kenya.

Few public service vehicles that were in operation after complying with the rules hiked or doubled their fares to various destinations.

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CS Fred Matiang’i warned that matatus that stayed off the roads on Monday or hiked  risk losing their licenses.