Passengers left in disbelief as Fares Hike

Passengers have been left stranded at various bus termini across the country as transport
operators hike fares.

The transport operators are blaming the Covid-19 Public Service Vehicles (PSV) guidelines
imposed by the Ministry of Health to curb the spread of COVID-19 virus.
Passengers are now condemning the impact of Covid-19 on the economy, with most of them
having to travel upcountry with families.

Transport operators have more than doubled fares with a trip from Nairobi to Nakuru bound to
set you back Ksh 800 from a normal charge of Ksh 300.
Apart from the hiked fares, passengers across the country have also had to deal with long
queues at various booking offices as the demand for travel has increased during this festive

At the Country Bus Station in Nairobi, a trip to Kisumu costs between Ksh 2,500 and Ksh 3,000
from the normal range of Ksh 1,200 to Ksh 1,500.
Passengers travelling to Machakos are now paying between Ksh 800 and Ksh 1,000 up from Ksh

Matatus to Central Kenya have also increased their fares with shuttles at Tea Room, Nairobi
charging a flat rate of sh700 to Meru, Mwea and Embu.
Buses from Mombasa to various destinations around the country have however hiked their
fares with a trip to Busia, Migori, Kisii and Kakamega costing Ksh 4,600 and Ksh 5,000 up from Ksh
2,000 two weeks ago.

A trip to Nyandarua from the Koja Bus Station, Nairobi is now costing Ksh 800 up from Ksh 250
with fares to Limuru, Ruaka, Banana and Gachie hiking to between Ksh 200 and Ksh 300 up from
between Ksh100 and Ksh200.

The high travel demand has seen the Standard Guage Railway (SGR) from Nairobi to Mombasa
fully booked till Sunday, 27 December 2020 as Kenyans scramble to get to the coastal city.
Health Chief Administrative Secretary Dr Rashid Aman warned Kenyans to be responsible
during the festive season.

“We are getting into the festive season and this is a time when, of course, the spread of the
virus can be accelerated,” he said.


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