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Plans are at advanced stage to procure 64 high capacity buses and 11 trains in a move aimed at ending traffic snarl-ups in Nairobi.

After a lengthy meeting between officials of the ministry of transport and key stakeholders in the public transport sector, CS Macharia announced that they have agreed  to join forces to ensure there  is an integrated  transport system in the country.

Though the timeline has not yet been set, all  buses must meet the set specifications before being allowed to operate on Kenyan roads.

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The move was lauded by public transport representatives who dismissed claims of  protecting their own selfish interest in the latest move.

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The ministry also announced further radical changes that will see all motor vehicles being barred from accessing Nairobi’s Central Business District  on Wednesday and Saturday effective February 1st to allow traders market their wares.

The pilot program targets about 5000 traders.



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