Relief for Kenyans after bus ban lifted

Commuters in Kenya’s capital, Nairobi, have been spared a second day of chaos after the county governor suspended a ban on public minibuses in the city centre.

Pictures of stranded commuters were shared online on Monday, with many expressing anger at the authorities for the ban.

Last week, city authorities announced that the minibuses – known as matatus – will have to pick up and drop off passengers at a terminal outside the city’s central business district.

They said the directive was an attempt to decongest the capital, where more than 20,000 matatus operate.

Mike Sonko that the “plight of commuters” had led him to suspend the ban.