Editor's Review

The vehicles will officially start using the terminus effective December 1.

Matatu Saccos plying Nyanza, Western Kenya and Rift Valley routes will no longer drop passengers at the Nairobi Central Business District, the City-County has directed.

A meeting held between the county government and Matatu Saccos operators among other stakeholders made the decision in a bid to decongest Nairobi. The Matatus will now be stopping at Green Park Bus Terminus.

The meeting was held on Friday, November 18, 2022, at Charter Hall. 

Acting Nairobi county secretary Jairus Musumba has now directed the vehicles plying the routes to stop at the Green Bus Terminus in line with the resolutions of the meeting.

"All PSV SACCOs and PSV companies offering services between Nyanza, Western, North Rift, South Rift, and Central Rift who are currently operating from Nairobi's Central Business District (CBD) will be relocated to the Green Park Terminus in the first phase," Musumba's notice stated.

Green Park Bus Terminus. PHOTO | COURTESY

The vehicles will officially start using the terminus effective December 1.

The Sh250 million bus terminus was initially constructed by the Nairobi Metropolitan Services for use by PSVs plying Lang'ata and Ngong Road routes.

The reopening stalled despite retired President Uhuru Kenyatta inspecting it three times last year, ahead of the commissioning.

Green Park is among six other termini that NMS set up for Sh350 million to be the official pick-up and drop-off points once matatus are barred from entering the CBD.

Others include Desai, Park Road, Ladhies Muthurwa, Fig Tree and Bunyala-Workshop Road.

Green Park is the biggest and is said to have a capacity to accommodate 20,000 matatus daily and at least 100 at any given time.