Shipping & Logistics

How buses are adjusting to life after night travel ban

Passengers struggle to board an Easy Coach Bus in Nairobi. PHOTO | JEFF ANGOTE
Passengers struggle to board an Easy Coach Bus in Nairobi. PHOTO | JEFF ANGOTE 

Operators of long distance vehicles are counting losses following the night travel ban that has pushed them to reorganise their fleets to minimise travellers’ pains.

National Transport and Safety Authority (NTSA) effected the ban on Sunday following an accident at Migaa, along the Eldoret-Nakuru highway, that claimed 36 lives.

Easy Coach has had to rearrange its fleet of 180 buses to deal with movement logistics such that the number of customers inconvenienced by the ban is reduced.

“We are suffering financially but if the ban is assisting in reducing road carnage and saving lives, then it is the most important thing. We have had to reorganise our buses,” said Azym Dossa, Easy Coach managing director.