The elderly and physically challenged people will have access to free matatu services a day before and during the General Elections.
“As part of ensuring that everyone exercises their right to vote, we will be transporting the aged and physically disabled at no cost on election day,” said Matatu Owners Association Chairman, Simon Kimutai.
Kimutai however said the vehicles would not provide services in violence-prone areas to prevent the chaos from spreading.
“We will withdraw our services from any areas where violence erupts to avoid transporting those responsible for it to other areas,” he said.
“Uncertainty will mean loss of business because people will remain indoors, and that is why we are preaching peace.”
He also spoke out against the alleged migration of residents from the city to other parts of the country, saying people had nothing to fear.
Kimutai explained that in areas such as Kangemi, the number of people boarding buses to the Rift and Western regions had gone up during the campaign period.
He however dispelled claims that the migration was because residents were in fear of their lives.
“There have been signs of people relocating but for all we know, they might have registered as voters back home and are traveling there to vote and then return to the city,” he said.
Kimutai also urged politicians to refrain from making inflammatory remarks that could incite youths, who he said had a lot of misplaced energy.
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