Gov’t suspends Nairobi car-free days plan over ‘security issue’


The legislature has suspended the arrangement to present vehicle-free days in Nairobi until further notice.

In an announcement issued on Wednesday, Transport Cabinet Secretary James Macharia said a “basic safety effort” has not been concluded, thus, the choice to put the arrangement on hold.

“The catch of the Biometric information of the dealers utilizing BVR units has not been finished as foreseen. This as a fundamental safety effort that must be settled. Therefore, the preliminary run has been conceded until further notice,” said CS Macharia.

The Transport Ministry had declared that the pilot period of vehicle-free days on select streets inside the Nairobi CBD would be completed on Friday this week.

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Subsequently, private drivers beginning February 1, would have been required to keep their private vehicles at bay on Wednesday and Saturdays and rather utilize public service vehicles in a noteworthy steering stage that is outfitted at de-blocking the CBD however one that has been met by open turmoil.

The take-off of the vehicle free days was to target select streets among them Moi Avenue, Harambee Avenue and City Hall Way in a move expected to diminish blockage and straightforwardness stream of traffic inside Kenya’s busiest city.

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