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Tension after Super Metro New Route is introduced in Nairobi

In Kahawa West, several matatus, bus SACCOS have blocked the roads to protest against entry of Super Metro.

Super Metro is eying to introduce a new route that will link Nairobi Commercial to Muthaiga, Allsops, Bypass, and Kahawa West.

The introduction of Super Metro New Route has however raise a hot discussion on social media. Some sampled comments tend to recommend the process since they believe Super Metro organisation is disciplined and will help restore sanity in the transport sector in the region.

Twitter reactions on Super Metro New Route,

“Super Metro will soon sanitize these rogue saccos who don’t care about their clients. Just one day of operation in Kahawa West and other Matatu operators are protesting. why are SuperMetro  not given a stage at the Kencom stage?? City Shuttle, KBS City Hoppa has an old fleet.. This will bring good competition and sanity in the industry!!” via @dantruss


“Super Metro has started operations in Roysambu, Zimmerman, Githurai 44 and Kahawa West. Dear Zuri, Nazigi, etc; it’s over for you guys. People love order
You can block the road for the whole year… But unless you create order in your matatus.. Hii imeenda(this is gone)”

“Kenyans want order. In Kitengela matatu terminus. People line up to board Super Metro shuttles, charging 80bob when other mats are charging even 60bob to Nairobi CBD.
For Super Metro there are no rogue conductors and they are clean.”

Who Owns Super Metro in Kenya?

Super Metro is owned by Nelson Mwangi.

Nelso Mwangi is a school dropout who Co-Founded Super Metro Company Ltd.

“I was brought up in a very poor family. Coming to Nairobi to look for a job was not easy, and at one point, I had to roast maize in Eastlands near Makadara law courts,” he said.

Mr. Mwangi used his savings to purchase matatus. This became his side hustle. As days went by, the fleet grew. He and 13 others formed the Super Metro Company Limited.

Tambua Africa Reporter

Blogger and news writer at Tambua Africa News.

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