Matatus call off strike after CS Murkomen’s directive.
Matatus call off strike; Yesterday, Matatu Owners Association chair, Albert Karakacha announced that they have decided to call off their strike after they spoke to the road cabinet secretary.
The chair denied claims that they were on strike in order to join in on the scheduled maandamano wednesday.
Karakacha stated,”We are business people, and we will not strike. We are business people, and cannot be involved in matters we do not know,”
“We have been heard and we have decided to return to work because they have listened to our demands. The discussions will take place in the coming month,” they stated.
The road cabint secretary had to suspend the mandatory road retests to allow for consultations between the ministry and the PSV operators following an uproar over the charges and tests.
Notably, The ministry warned,”Public transport strikes are planned for the same day and are expected to cause transport disruptions. In the past, demonstrations in Kenya have resulted in clashes between the police and demonstrators. Avoid protests and political gatherings.”
“Protests can occur in different places, be alert to media coverage and if you see a large crowd move away from the area. Some workplaces and schools may be closed on these days,”they added.