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Normalcy returns on the Ngong-Nairobi CBD route



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Normalcy has returned to the Ngong-Nairobi CBD route after a day-long strike by matatu operators plying the route on Wednesday.

The public service vehicles (PSVs) that had been grounded on Wednesday resumed operations albeit with hiked fares of Sh120 to Nairobi.

The crowds of stranded passengers witnessed at Ngong bus terminus yesterday were missing today.

There was no sign of matatus belonging to Super Metro Sacco which sparked Wednesday’s protests from the Ngong matatu operators protesting the entry of the Sacco into the route.

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The strike dragged for the entirety of the day with only pockets of matatus returning to the road at night but not plying the entire route terminating their journey at Karen.

The PSVs charged between Sh150 and Sh250 leaving commuters stranded at the Railways stage.

Normalcy has returned to the Ngong-Nairobi CBD route.

Only Kenya Bus branded matatus charged Sh100 to Karen.

Commuters heading past Karen were forced to use private vehicles or boda boda to their destinations parting with an extra Sh100 and Sh200.

Several commuters decried the high fares and urged Super Metro sacco to hasten in joining the route.

Sources privy to the strike believe the entry of Super Metro will help lower the exorbitant fares commuters have been paying.

Tension was high Ngong town as police reportedly moved in to try and calm the situation.

Ngong matatus strike protesting entry of Super Metro vehicles

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