Commuters to pay less fare when using train services amid matatu crisis.
This comes after Transport CS, James Macharia directed Kenya Railways to increase the number of commuter trains on all routes as well as reduce fare by 10 per cent.
In a Public Notice dated 12 November 2018, the CS urges Kenyans, to support the Government’s efforts to enforce traffic laws.
“As the Government continue to enforce the Traffic Law to improve road safety and management of the sector, the public is requested to support the Government’s efforts in order to realize the long – term benefits for all Kenyans. “
“Therefore to ensure that the public will be able to continue with their day to day activities in nation building, Kenya Railways Corporation is hereby directed to increase the number and frequency of commuter trains on all routes and also reduce the fare by 10 per cent until the normal public transport services resume,” read the Notice.
Kenya Railways responded by introducing additional trips within Nairobi city to ease transportation and accommodate more passengers.