Nairobi City boss Mike Sonko has temporarily rescinded his order to have matatus out of the capitals’ central business district from Wednesday September, 20.
Mr Sonko on Monday said matatus will still operate within the CBD for the next one month.
In a meeting with matatu operators the governor however asked the operators to ensure that drivers comply with the requirements of the city laws.
“Double parking, making u-turns and noise pollution will not be tolerated,” the Governor said.
“The ball is in your court. Either we work together or perish together,” The Star quoted him.
The Governor urged the operators to collaborate with his administration in sanitizing the city.
“Many people have already said Nairobi will become a slum and you must help me do what is expected of you,” Sonko said.
Operators had expressed opposition on the ban which was to be effective from Wednesday. They requested Mr Sonko to put the ban on hold for a year to allow them to prepare for relocation.
According to the matatu operators, the directive will cause huge losses to their business. They further argue that the move would not amount to averting traffic congestion in the city.