The Nyandarua County Commissioner (CC), Boaz Cherutich has urged Public Service Vehicle owners and users to adhere to the Ministry of Health guidelines to avert the potential spread of corona virus.
Cherutich said that the county had put in place a transport committee to access PSVs compliance to the guidelines before issuing clearance to commence operations.
“The committee will ensure that we only approve the Sacco’s that have complied with the regulations, he said, adding that a number of those who have failed to comply have been arrested and charged.
The CC appealed to operators to mind the health of their customers by ensuring they wash their hands or sanitize before boarding the vehicles, while ensuring they carry only half the capacity of the vehicle to allow for social distance.
He also called on road users to only board the vehicles with a special sticker that will make them standout.
“Failure to comply will lead to revocation of the transport licenses. Those arraigned before court will be fined up to Sh.20, 000 or serve six months’ imprisonment,” added Cherutich.
The remarks come in the wake of relaxed adherence to the requirements to have the public transport vehicles carry half their capacities, where a number of offenders to the requirement have already been arraigned before court.
Nyandarua County has so far recorded about 17 confirmed cases of Covid-19 with residents being urged to be extra vigilant to avert further spread.
By Anne Sabuni