Probox new king of the road as 14-seater matatus vanish
The number of 14-seater matatus on the roads will reduce after a government directive to phase out the vehicles resulted in a sharp decline in new registrations.
Saturday June 1 2013
A Toyota Probox: Photo/File
He added: “How do you explain the ridicule of our grandmothers, mothers and other people being stuffed into the boots of Proboxes like goods?”
The TLB, which had halted the registration of the 14-seaters, backtracked and said the process would continue but the vehicles would not be allowed in towns to ease congestion. Instead, the vehicles would only be allowed to operate in rural and peri-urban routes.