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Scandal of city buses that never were

A project that would have seen the county government own and run a public transport company in the city has collapsed.

Mr Guleid Mursal, the owner of Maslah bus company, inside one of the buses that was to be acquired by the Nairobi County Government to ease traffic congestion, but are now being auctioned by First Community Bank. Jeff Angote, NairobiNews
Mr Guleid Mursal, the owner of Maslah bus company, inside one of the buses that was to be acquired by the Nairobi County Government to ease traffic congestion, but are now being auctioned by First Community Bank. Jeff Angote, NairobiNews

This is after auctioneers moved in and seized the first fleet of ten buses after the supplier failed to service a loan owed to a local bank.

Documents seen by the NairobiNews show that the supplier of the buses, Maslah Executive Ltd owed the First Community Bank millions of shillings, prompting the bank to secure orders to auction the buses.

The County Executive member in charge of Roads and Transport, Evans Ondieki has however downplayed the matter saying it was only a proposal.

For details of the story, get the latest issue of Nairobi News newspaper