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Commuters set to pay more for upcountry travel

Easy Coach managing director Azym Dossa. FILE PHOTO | NMG
Easy Coach managing director Azym Dossa. FILE PHOTO | NMG 

Commuters travelling upcountry for Christmas will pay dearly to reach their destinations following a significant increase in bus fare.

With a week to Christmas, different companies have hiked fares as demand for transport outstrips the number of vehicles on the road.

A 14-sitter shuttle to Eldoret is now charging Sh1,200, up from Sh700 with those heading to Kitale charging Sh1,500 up from Sh900 in October. The latter cost is anticipated to hit Sh1,800 next week.

Mombasa-bound buses are charging Sh1,800 between Mombasa and Nairobi up from Sh1,200 in October.