Editor's Review

  • The tout assaulted the passengers who complained about Covid rules violations. 
  • NTSA is considering banning the saaco.  

The National Transport and Safety Authority (NTSA) has suspended the driving license of Grand Travellers Solution Sacco.

This is after the vehicle’s crew was filmed assaulting two Royal Media Service staffers. The authority has confiscated the driver’s license for six months and ordered him to retake driving tests to ascertain his skills.

NTSA also took action against the tout by stripping the license and ordered him to obtain a Certificate of Good Conduct from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI).

NTSA further said that it would investigate the Sacco, test all its drivers and vehicles before deciding whether to suspend it or allow it to continue with its operations.

On January 4, RMS employees Alice Sanya and Mercy Kiplamai, confronted the tout who wanted to carry excess passengers with no regards to the against COVID-19 rules and regulations.

The two boarded the matatu from Prestige Mall along Ngong Road heading to Ngong Racecourse.

However, in the middle of the journey the conductor added more passengers forcing them to seat three on each row.

“We sat two people each as required but after getting to Adams the conductor insisted on carrying three passengers each,” Sanya said.

When they questioned why the tout was disregarding the Covid-19 rules, the duo were ordered to alight as the conductor threw their luggage out of the vehicle.