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Matatu owners are working on starting a training institution for public service drivers in the country.

The move, according to officials of Matatu Owners Association (MOA) officials, is meant to complement government efforts to reduce road carnage and ensure safety for road users.

They pointed out that it is time the matatu industry engaged in self-regulation by starting a training institution like other national organizations.

Karagacha was speaking to journalists in Thika, Kiambu County when he met Matatu owners at the start of his team’s countrywide engagement with members in the face of challenges brought by rising cost of fuel.

Accompanied by MOA Chief Executive Patricia Mutheu and the national coordinator Philip Muia, he appealed to drivers to exercise caution on the roads.

The MOA officials have also dismissed attempts by government to regulate PSV fares.

On the suspended retraining of public service vehicles by National Transport and Safety Authority (NTSA) could not work out because stakeholders were not involved.

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