Sources close to Governor Mike Sonko have told The Nation that the State House meeting came after a telephone conversation with "higher authorities". The decision came hours after the governor announced that he had lifted the ban to save Nairobians from the pain of trekking to the city centre.
State House Call That Ended Matatu Ban From Nairobi
Nation, 5 December 2018
An early morning meeting between President Kenyatta with Governor Mike Sonko and members of the Nairobi Regeneration Committee was behind Tuesday's lifting of the directive banning… Read more »
Commuters walk past matatus on the road within the city centre on December 4, 2018.
High Court Blocks Sonko's Matatu Ban
Nation, 4 December 2018
The High Court has rejected Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko's ban on matatus accessing the town centre, pending the determination of the case by businessman Paul Kobia. Read more »
Sonko Strikes Deal With Matatu Operators on CBD Access
Nairobi News, 4 December 2018
Nairobi Governor Moke Sonko has struck a gentleman's agreement with matatu operators that allows Public Service Vehicles access to the city centre. Read more »
Nairobi Commuters Relieved But Rage Persists
Capital FM, 4 December 2018
It is a reprieve for commuters after the ban on matatus accessing Nairobi Central Business District was lifted following chaotic scenes on Monday when thousands of commuters were… Read more »
Nairobians Beg Kenyan Who Transformed London Transport System to Save Them
Nairobians are begging a Kenyan professor who helped transform London transport system to come back home and rescue their city from traffic jam. Read more »
Commuters have accused Governor Mike Sonko of having erratic "mood swings" after he announced the temporary suspension of the ban after consultations with affected public service ... Read more »
Governor Mike Sonko has said the removal of matatus from the centre of Nairobi is not a punishment for residents but to bring order to the city. He says his administration has ... Read more »
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