Probe Launched Into Cartels In NTSA Frustrating Matatu Operators In Nairobi

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Transport committee Nairobi County assembly has  launched an investigation into cartel ring alleged to be using top officials at the National Transport and Safety  Authority NTSA to frustrate other saccos in Matatu business in Nairobi.

Those who are under probe are NTSA  Head of Licensing Hared Hassan and Matatu Operators Chairman Jimal Ibrahim.

Hared who appeared before the committee with half-baked information and was sent away and ordered to appear again with director general NTSA and head of  legal department.

Making the ruling sitting chair Kennedy Obuya ordered Hared to appear with his team on Wednesday and with full information.

‘‘Matters raised  in this committee are weighty and  from the look of things you do not have sufficient  information that will help this committee ,so you come back on Tuesday with necessary departmental heads so that we do not  here these excuses again,’’ Obuya said.

When he was put to task by Minority whip Peter Imwatok to explain, he deregsiter Akila Sacco of South C Hared fambled and at some point invoked the name of legal head to be the one  who gave the advisory.

Many sacco officials mainly from Eastleigh and South C have accused Jimal Ibrahim  of using NTSA officials to deregister their saccos and registering them again with other names in favour of Jimal as director.

Those who submitted their complaints to the committee include Abdifatah Hussein, Roy Kula, Simon Katiwa and Julius Katiwa both claiming to have been humiliated  by Jimal.

SOURCE: ghettoradio.co.ke

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