The National Transport and Safety Authority (NTSA) has suspended a matatu driver who was filmed texting while driving along a busy highway.
In a statement, NTSA said that the driver, identified as Johanna Ndungu, would have his Public Service Vehicle (PSV) licence withdrawn and his Driver’s Licence suspended.
In the viral video which was first shared on Saturday, the driver of the matatu belonging to NNUS Sacco was filmed by a passenger inside the matatu as he texted on his phone with one hand while steering the car with the other hand.
The authority also said that all drivers of matatus belonging to NNUS Sacco would undergo a mandatory road safety sensitization within the next five days.
The decision was taken after a meeting between NTSA officers and officials of NNUS Sacco on Monday, March 9.
“The action of the driver not only endangered his life but also that of innocent passengers and other road users,” NTSA said in a statement.
“We applaud the action of the bold passenger who recorded the incident and we urge members of the public to continue supporting the Authority in weeding out rogue drivers in order to keep our roads safe,” it added.