December 3, 2018 – Former
Kiambu Governor, William Kabogo, was among thousands of commuters who were
forced to walk a long distance on Monday as the ban on Public Service Vehicles (PSVs)
in the Nairobi Central Business District (CBD) took effect.
Kabogo, who was scheduled
to attend an interview on Kameme TV, at 7 am was caught in the snarl-up and had
to abandon his vehicle and trek to the vernacular station’s studios at DSM
Place along Kijabe Street.
“The situation in the
road is pathetic. I have been forced to trek from Murang’a Road to this
place,” Kabogo said.
He criticised the ban
saying even though the intention to decongest the city was welcomed, proper
planning was needed before execution of the ban.
“I sympathise with
the old and the sick going for treatment at Kenyatta National Hospital stranded
at various bus stages. Sonko should have provided alternative means of
transport within the CBD before implementing this directive,” he said.