National Transport and Safety Authority (NTSA) has suspended all matatus operating under Memba Travellers Sacco after a passenger was pushed from a moving matatu to her death.
NTSA announced on Tuesday that it made the decision after meeting officials from the Memba Travellers Sacco Society on Tuesday over the incident that left the country in shock and anger.
In a statement, NTSA has ordered all matatus under the Sacco to cease operations immediately and they undergo compliance inspections at the NTSA inspection centre on Likoni road, Nairobi.
The Authority added that only matatus cleared by the inspection unit shall be allowed to return to the roads once they meet all NTSA requirements for operation of public transport.
NTSA Director General George Njao has condoled with the family of the late Judy Wanjiku and urged all road users to observe traffic rules, respect and protect the lives of other road users.
The Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) said Monday that police had impounded the matatu after its driver and conductor pushed Wanjiku from the matatu to her death in Juja.
DCI revealed that the crew of the notorious commuter matatu, plate number KCZ 729C belonging to Memba Sacco, had gone into hiding following the tragic incident.
The impounding of the matatu followed a passionate appeal by Wanjiku’s family in Kiharu, Murang’a County for justice for their daughter following the incident that caused her death.