Hundreds of bus touts in Busia Municipality are redundant following the suspension of bus operations in Kenya.
Last week, Kenya’s president, Uhuru Kenyatta suspended bus operations in Nairobi, Nakuru, Mombasa, Kajiado and Migori because of high cases of Covid-19.
Several bus touts operating at Busia border, say the suspension has affected them economically since they don’t have an alternative source of income to support their families.
Mr. Josephate Mudakwa, a tout operating at Busia county Bus Park in Kenya, says that he has been earning a minimum an equivalent of about 17,000 shillings daily but sometimes sleeps hungry ever since President Uhuru suspended bus operation.
He says should the situation continue like, some of them may resort to crime for survival and fail to take their children to school.
Mr. Josephant speaking……
Mr. Salim Wegulo Mustafa, another tout says that says that taxi operators have also hiked transport fares, which has affected the number of travelers. END