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Matatu owners meet in city to discuss unruly conduct of their crews

More than 1,000 matatu owners converge in Nairobi to discuss, among other things, rising misconduct of their crews and how to bring about culture change.

The Matatu Owners Association (MOA) third National Delegates Council (NDC) meeting and expo is scheduled to run from Monday to Wednesday at Kenyatta International Convention Centre (KICC).

President Uhuru Kenyatta is expected to attend one of the sessions.

Speaking to journalist, MOA chairman Simon Kimutai said that the theme of the conference will focus on the ethics, integrity and safety on  roads.

Mr Kimutai has disclosed that discussions will touch on indiscipline and lawlessness among matatu crews.

“The indiscipline by our people has surpassed road carnage. The conference will focus on how to change this behavior by matatu touts and drivers,” said Mr Kimutai.

Mr Kimutai said the association will partner with automobile companies, National Transport and Safety Authority (NTSA) and National Youth Service (NYS) to retrain matatu drivers and touts.