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Memory Refresh: Solving Nairobi Traffic


Good Morning Your Excellency Governor Mike Mbuvi Sonko,

We are grateful that you have lifted the ban. I am sure your intentions for signing the bill into law was informed by the need to make Nairobi a great, clean and traffic fluid city. I hope you remember the days of Kenya Bus Services. In your deliberations with other stakeholders, you could consider those long routes that used to cut across our city. You can also consider having a time based traffic management policy for the routes.

KBS 34

Here is what I mean. We had no 52 – that would start from Dandora and go all the way to Ngong, We had no 42a&b that would start in Dandora into town via Juja Road then proceed to Ayany. There were many other like no 17b that would start from Kasarani bia Kayole and terminate in Karen etc. remember our Governor that they all had a time schedule with a bus leaving every 5 to 10mins. And the stage stops were also controlled between 2 to 5mins.

If this were to be implemented to cut across Kiambu, Kajiado, Machakos and other neighbouring counties your Excellency – we will create more opportunities for traffic marshals to enforce time schedules – equip each sub-county terminus as we have done for the bus station in town (all terminus areas will have more business opportunities as spurred by human traffic) We will also create inspector jobs within the saccos which can be in shifts and covering every three to five stages to check tickets, seat beats,bus cleanliness, passenger manifest etc. Since the routes will be longer drivers and conductors will have shifts thus the need to have more of them.

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This can be piloted with bus coaches that can carry more than 30 passengers to be effective and can slowly be accelerated into the BRT strategy so that higher passenger capacity buses are deployed to ply the routes. You will have helped traders and children who criss cross the city for trade and education. This will enhance traffic efficiency, spur an almost 24hour bus transit business thus boost the economy, will be easy to enforce safety for passengers and all citizens. I trust this among other considerations will help ease traffic within the city. #keeptrusting

Regards, Lunani Joseph

Lunani Joseph

Acknowledgement: KBS#34 Picture is from KenyanList.com Webpage and the NEoplan 122 Seater Bus is from autoline.info webpage.

Be the best Example


How peaceful one can be allowing cars to join or cross in front of them, following this gentleman was frustrating since we were late but learnt alot. A big up to all the guys who give way when you indicate, allow you to go in first and are at peace driving while well mannered at the same time.
The excuse of being late then driving badly has to stop!

I have seen how embarrassed guys get when they are caught on the wrong by the police or even stupid bumper/scratch accidents. Many ladies are drive well. Though there is a cropping number of them that try to outdo the many who drive badly. Smooth driving saves all of us the pain of being stuck in traffic for long. We flow with ease and save ourselves the trouble of police fines or temptation of bribing the cops who then sin with us. That infuriates God you know.

The most worrying thing is when school buses are driven badly or parents doing it with their kids on board. They run the risk of getting into nasty accidents but more worrying is that our children get to pick the bad habits. In the next few years they will be masters of the driving badly school!

I resolve to be more kind to other motorists & road users!I resolve to be courteous on the road, be early for meetings, joyful & at peace while in traffic. God is watching, people are witnessing and we know good rewards follow those who pursue to be good in the Lord. Whether in the day or night!

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