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Saturday, 06 May 2017 11:36 EAT
The Eastern Bypass Travellers Investment Sacco (EBTI) has been authorized to pick passengers at the Kangundo Bus Park after residents requested for the Sacco citing harassment and poor service from the two main Saccos, Makata and Kam, plying the Kangundo-Nairobi road.
In a public participation with the Machakos County minister for decentralized units and county administration Kioko wa Luka and other county officials, the residents said they want the EBTI Sacco to be allowed to pick passengers from Nairobi to Kangundo and vice versa saying that the two main Sacco's have been dropping them at Tala instead of Kangundo.
"We want a change from the Makata and Kam Saccos since they have been harassing us. In Nairobi they say they will get to Kangundo only to end up dropping us in Tala," chanted the residents, who quoted hiking of prices without notice as another reason for them to request for another Sacco to be introduced.
Mr Wa Luka assured them that the EBTI Sacco was free to operate at the Kangundo Bus Park saying that any Sacco can operate within the county as long as its vehicle are licensed.
He added that the police together with the county inspectorate will enforce order at the park as the two main Saccos have been protesting against allocation of space to the EBTI Sacco adding that competition would help the area to grow economically.
The writer is the news editor of the Kenya Free Press