Uncertainty  surrounding  Modern Coast buses  suspension persists as two buses are impounded

Uncertainty surrounding Modern Coast buses suspension persists as two buses are impounded

BY CORRESPONDENT,18TH DEC 2019-Two buses operated by Modern Coast Express Limited were detained by police at Sultan Hamud in Makueni Wednesday morning, amid uncertainty over the status of a suspension by National Transport Safety Authority (NTSA) handed to the company late last week.

Makueni police commander Joseph Ole Napeiyan said 90 passengers on board the two buses headed to Nairobi from Mombasa were affected.

NTSA is yet to comment on a letter cited by Modern Coast Express Limited when the company announced resumption of service on Tuesday.

The agency, in the letter dated December 17, is understood to have cleared 43 out of 73 inspected buses.

“In view of the above stated progress, the authority has decided to lift the ban on the 43 vehicles that have passed the inspection. Other vehicles still undergoing inspection will be cleared once they have completed the inspection,” the letter reads.

The  authority had asked the transport provider to avail all its 88 buses for a thorough inspection.

NTSA also subjected all Modern Coast crew to a mandatory refresher course on Saturday as part of corrective measures before they can resume operation.

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