Memba Sacco operations suspended over death of passenger

By Malachi Motano

The National Transport and Safety Authority (NTSA) has suspended operations of Memba, a public service (PSV) Sacco after the death of a female passenger.

NTSA stated that the Sacco officials were summoned and appeared before the Authority and were told that the vehicles belonging to the Sacco will be subjected to a compliance inspection at the NTSA inspection centre at Likoni road, Nairobi.

The authority further stated that only vehicles that shall have been cleared by the inspection unit shall be allowed to operate.

“We will conduct compliance check to ascertain that the Sacco meets the requirements for operation of public transport,” NTSA added.

The deceased passenger known as Judy Wanjiku Nyaga is said to have been pushed by the driver at Juja stage on Saturday evening after an argument.

Meanwhile the vehicle with the registration KCZ 729C belonging to Memba Sacco is detained at the Wanguru Police Station in Mwea.

Inspector-General of Police Hillary Mutyambai said on Monday during the Twitter engagement with Kenyans that the driver of the vehicle is still at large and the police are in pursuit.

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