Matatu Operators to Hike Fare by 30% Starting July 5; Police Issue Statement After MP Mbai Was Captured Assulting a KPLC Official & Shame as Ex-Governor Posts Explicit Videos on a WhatsApp Group

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The National government yesterday announced new measures to curb rising cases of road accidents across the country.

Transport Cabinet Secretary Kipchumba Murkomen directed all Public Service Vehicles and school buses to be fitted with dashboard cameras and telematics.

Murkomen stated that the cameras together with vehicle telematics systems will be seamlessly integrated with the National Transport and Safety Authority(NTSA) database.

He stated that the implementation of dashboard cameras and vehicle telematics in PSVs marks a significant step towards enhancing safety, accountability and efficiency within the public transportation sector.

Do you think the latest government intervention by the government will reduce road accidents or rather a knee-jerk reaction to many accidents that have occurred recently?

Meanwhile, here are news stories that are making headlines on Opera News today;

Finance Bill Impact: Matatu Operators to Hike Fare by 30% Starting July 5

Public Service Vehicle (PSV) operators have formally announced an increase in fares countrywide beginning today, Wednesday, July 5.

Speaking under the Matatu Owners Association umbrella body, the operators said the fares will rise between 10% to 20% which they attribute to the recent increase in fuel prices arising from the implementation of the Finance Act 2023.

The operators further said the adjustment will help them stay afloat.

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Police Make A Major Declaration Over MP Mbai After He Was Captured Assaulting a KPLC Official

Kitui East Constituency member of parliament Hon Nimrod Mbai, on Tuesday, made headlines after he was captured beating up a Kenya Power and Lighting Company Official who had gone to his Kitengela home to disconnect Illegally connected power.

In a video that has gone viral on social media platforms, the United Democratic Alliance Party member of parliament can be heard hurling insults at the officials who remained sober and composed.

He can also be heard accusing the giant power-distributing company Officials of being corrupt. Further, he vowed to connect power to residents of the area where he is constructing his new home.

He demanded that his items which had been dismantled and taken by a Kenya Power Lorry be returned, it was at this point that he held the official by his shirt, and punched him repeatedly before trying to reach for his gun.

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Shame As Ex-Riftvalley Governor Posts Explicit Videos on A Whatsapp Group, Now Subject of Ridicule

A former county boss from the Rift Valley is said to have become a hot topic for animated discussion and ridicule in his county.

This is after the ex-Governor allegedly posted explicit video’s on a WhatsApp group.

The group seemingly contains people of high reputation in the political scene, being member’s from the area leadership as well. A politician from the county says that the group has members including church leaders, education stakeholders and administrators from the local and national government.

The destination of the messages or the intention of the former county chief still remains unknown with the explicit videos.

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