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Governor Sakaja of Nairobi City Unveils Electric BRT Buses on Thika Super Highway

Nairobi Governor Johnson Sakaja on Sunday, January 8 shared a video of the new Electric Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) plying the Thika Superhighway route on his Facebook page.
In the post that has since gone viral, the bus is seen making a stopover at one of the stages on the busy superhighway with netizens immediately loving it.
A lady is heard on the video surprised and excited at the prospects of communicating in the buses that were part of former President Uhuru Kenyatta's projects within the capital.
β€œThis is beautiful, the bus looks good, oh my God!” she exclaimed.
This was followed up by reactions from the public congratulating the governor for the achievement.
Vihiga County Woman Representative Beatrice Adagala could not hide her excitement in giving accolades to the governor.
β€œThat is good Bwana Governor,” she remarked.
Another Kenyan going by the name Chris Kirwa on Facebook was equally excited about the new initiative.
β€œModern world is about less private vehicles with more efficient public transport in the cities,” he commented.
In August 2022, a Swedish firm, Roam Limited, ventured into the public transport sector by launching one of a kind mass transit bus dubbed the Roam Rapid.
The buses, with a capacity of 90 passengers were to be part of a Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) system being implemented in Nairobi County.
However, the government delayed the introduction of the BRT system for Thika Road and Nairobi Central Business District (CBD) because of delayed system completion.
It was anticipated that the trial phase would begin in December 2022 before the full launch but the slow pace of the construction process derailed the launching plan.
In February 2022, the Nairobi Metropolitan Area Transport Authority (NaMATA) announced that commuters would be required to pay Ksh150, double what passengers pay on public service vehicles (PSVs).
The amount was to be levied on passengers using the Kasarani-Kenyatta National Hospital route with the new buses. They also proposed restricting cash on the buses.
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  • Gorffly mokua

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    Great! We need more of this!

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    • Peter Kamau

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      I'm happy to see the project finally get on it's wheels.

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      • Videlis Eddie

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        Amazing....all the governors should see this and borrow the idea of good reliable transport

        • walter lungayi

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          This is a great move! Add more please.

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          • Edwin wangombe

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            Finally... The much needed change in Kenya's public transportation sector is here... This is the way to go.. kudos

            • Peter Karanga

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              It's a great step to take, we expect more transition

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              • Kamau WA Githinji

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                kudos to City's Governor Sakaja, all the other 46 governors should emulate this example

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                • Annett Michuki..

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                  We are heading somewhere as kenyan

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                  • Gorffly mokua

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                    Great! This will provide an efficient and reliable transport.

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                    • Atieno Miriam

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                      congratulations mr governor

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                      • rosebellendiritu

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                        May they introduce more of this in all counties in Kenya to phase out the old system

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                        • rosebellendiritu

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                          Comfort at its best...

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