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Thika-Nairobi commuters stranded after NTSA suspend Kenya Mpya.

The National Transport and Safety Authority - NTSA over the weekend suspended the Thika-based Kenya Mpya bus company following a series of complaints of indiscipline and speeding by its crew.

NTSA announced the action during a crackdown along Thika Superhighway targeting non-complaint public service vehicles, catching many travellers unawares.

Following the ban, many commuters have been having a rough time reaching their destination. On Monday evening, their Munyu Road terminus in Nairobi was packed with hundreds of stranded commuters waiting to board a bus to Thika, some of whom had to wait till 10pm to be lucky.

The situation was not much better at the Thika main terminus in the morning and along the 42km stretch as very many stranded commuters could be seen at various bus stops on either side of the Thika Superhighway.

Those who managed to catch a bus had to pay Sh. 150 for the same distance which on a normal day is charged Sh. 70.

For the past two weeks, Thika-Nairobi commuters have been experiencing a very hectic period especially during the rush hours.

Since last week, Neo Kenya Mpya and Joy Kenya have not being sharing the Munyu Road stage in Nairobi due to internal wrangling between the two managements. Neo Kenya had been forced to start their own along Accra Road. 

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