Tuma Fare: Matatus set to go cashless in new NTSA proposal

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Kenyans will now be expected to adopt a cashless system of paying matatu fares, if the new proposal by the National Transport and Safety Authority is accepted – By Gerald Gekara

The NTSA has advertised for bids to invite tech companies to install mobile software and web applications for matatus.

This however will intern give the government access to their personal contact information that is needed to combat the Covid-19 pandemic, which has disrupted lives worldwide.

“The cashless system will also provide a platform for development of an effective contact tracing application to support the government effort in addressing the coronavirus pandemic.” NTSA Director-General George Njao said.

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