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Passengers stranded as Chania Genesis buses impounded

Tuesday December 24 2019

A Chania Genesis bus

A Chania Genesis bus. More than 180 passengers were on December 23, 2019 stranded at Makindu and Emali police stations for the whole night after police officers impounded four buses belonging to Chania Genesis company for violating a travel ban by NTSA. PHOTO | COURTESY 

PIUS MAUNDU
By PIUS MAUNDU
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More than 180 passengers were on Monday night stranded at Makindu and Emali police stations after police officers impounded four buses belonging to Chania Genesis company for violating a travel ban by the National Transport and Safety Authority (NTSA).

Speaking to the Nation on Tuesday morning, Makueni County Police Commander Joseph ole Napeiyan said the drivers will be charged with violating the ban which was imposed on Monday evening.

On Sunday morning, six people were seriously injured after a Chania Genesis bus in which they were traveling hit a truck at Manga along the busy Nairobi-Mombasa highway.

It is believed that this incident occasioned the ban on the bus company.

NOT AWARE

But, speaking to the Nation on Tuesday morning, the stranded passengers, who were travelling to Mombasa, said they were not aware of the NTSA ban by the time they boarded the buses.

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Police advised them to board other buses to their destinations.

FARES

Most of them appealed for a refund of their fares. They lamented that they were cash-strapped and that the interruption of their trips had greatly inconvenienced them.

Traffic police officers impounded the four buses and directed them to Emali and Makindu police stations and arrested the drivers.

"We are preparing to arraign the three drivers at Makindu Law Courts today (Tuesday) for violating an existing NTSA ban," Nzaui Sub-County Police Commander Okumu Dullo told the Nation by phone.