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Leave our matatus alone Mount Kenya lawmaker tells Sakaja

By Wangu Kanuri December 21st, 2022 2 min read

Githunguri MP Gathoni Wamuchomba has weighed in on the issue of matatus accessing Nairobi’s Central Business District (CBD).

In her message to Nairobi governor Johnson Sakaja, Wamuchomba asked the first-term serving governor to leave their matatus alone.

“Govenor Sakaja, Kaka Travellers are historic in Nairobi. Kaka stage in Tomboya Nairobi has been synonymous with Kaka Matatus from Githunguri since I was a child. They were evicted and replaced with your preference.”

She added, “Two weeks ago, I came to see you over the hot issue, you promised to find a solution, to date!”

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The former Women Representative in Kiambu county also told Sakaja, “Keeping quiet over this issue for over 6 months doesn’t mean we are stupid! We are only patient. Sisi ni sisi!”

Echoing Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua’s on the same, Wamuchomba shared, “Our DP has now spoken; take the wise counsel, leave our Matatus alone.”

The DP admonished Sakaja telling him he did not want his high speed in making decisions adding that he had already summoned him for a sitting.

“It is a no for any of his decisions that might have negative effect on our people. We made you governor and we are vigilant on our interests and we must get involved in those decisions that have an effect on our people.”

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Speaking in Nyeri County on Monday, DP Gachagua revealed that he is the one who sat down voters from Mt Kenya and persuaded them to embrace Sakaja during the August 9 General Election.

“I want Sakaja to note that all decisions that will negatively affect Mt Kenya people in Nairobi must be discussed. I have to be involved. We will not accept anything that troubles our businessmen,” he said.

Sakaja’s directive also seeks to have long-distance Matatu operators in the capital relocated to the Green Park terminus at Uhuru Park to reduce congestion, an order that the High Court has halted.

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