Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua says Matatu owners in Nairobi will get government protection if Governor Sakaja goes ahead with his plan to ban them from the CBD. Mr. Gachagua made it clear he wanted the status quo to continue and that Nairobians have not complained of congestion.
”I want to tell people this, keep on with your business. The government under the stewardship of President William Ruto has you covered and protected. Our government will not allow anyone, regardless of who they call themselves to ruin your businesses,” he said.
”Those who come to town are not complaining of congestion because that is where they source their daily bread… furthermore when those planning to evict Matatus from the CBD will bring trains. We shall accept that they remove Matatus but for now, there are no trains or buses,” Gachgua added in an interview with the Nation.
In the Sunday interview, DP also noted he wanted nightclubs in residential areas whose licenses had been revoked to be opened, and allowed back in business, fitted with soundproofs instead.
”You are the same people who have issued these businessmen and women with licenses to operate clubs within the residential areas. You cannot wake up one day and decide to close their business, yet they have invested their money there, rather invite them for a dialogue with an ultimatum,” he said.
Gachagua notes those calling him tribal for pushing Mt Kenya interests are disrespectful.