Kenya government has on Wednesday 15th July granted Public Service operators a go ahead to increase the number of passengers as the country continues to ease on travel restrictions implemented to counter the spread of the coronavirus.
However, 14 seater - allowed sitting capacity of 10 including the driver and crew.
33 seater - allowed sitting capacity of 18 including the driver and crew.
51 seater - allowed sitting capacity of 30 including the driver and crew.
In case of a motor cycle/bodaboda, only one pillion passenger shall be carried
For a five (5) seater car – a maximum of 3 passengers (provided in the law), however, the law is silent on the number of passengers for seven seater cars.
According to the reports, Public transport operators were also directed to ensure the implementation of various measures to ensure the health and safety of their crew and passengers including thermal screening, hand washing, and use of face masks by customers, staff, crew and passengers before entering offices, vehicles, and work places.
Meanwhile, Hawkers who usually flock bus stations to sell their wares, were henceforth banned from conducting their operations to reduce the risk of contamination while on transit.