Gov’t to ban all vehicles from Nairobi CBD each Wednesday and Saturday


Another real transport emergency is approaching in Nairobi, after the legislature on Monday reported that starting February 1 this year, no vehicle will be permitted in the Nairobi Central Business District on Wednesdays and Saturdays.

In a press preparation in Nairobi, Transport Principal Secretary Paul Maringa said the two days have been assigned as vehicle free days to permit the national government experiment with the much-advertised transport quick transport (BRT) framework.

Just people with bikes, police vehicles and crisis autos will be permitted into the downtown area on the two days.

Vendors will, in any case, be permitted to assume control over the boulevards for the whole two days and move their things on the various parking areas in the downtown area.


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As per the PS, matatu administrators will drop and pick travelers at the assigned ends, while private vehicle proprietors have been encouraged to leave their vehicles at home and utilize public transport on the two days.

The administration says 64 high-limit modes of transport will be imported from South Africa for the BRT test case program.

The BRT framework is one of the real moves the administration is trusting will address the traffic threat in Nairobi.

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