Brand new public transport NYS buses grounded.

patco

Village Chief
#1
Future of SGR??! Ghosts of KBS?





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Passengers queue to board a National Youth Service bus to Kawangware at the Kencom bus stop in Nairobi on March 29, 2018. PHOTO | EVANS HABIL | NATION MEDIA GROUP
NEWS
Cash woes ground Sh20 fare NYS commuter buses on Nairobi routes

By EDWIN MUTAI
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IN SUMMARY
  • Auditor-General Edward Ouko says only nine of 27 buses are currently in operations with the rest grounded.
  • He said the subsidised transport plan labelled Okoa Abiria programme had 27 buses when it started operations in March 2018.
  • The MPs approved the Sh500 million allocation with reservations on the hurried introduction of the NYS buses without a proper feasibility study.
Two-thirds of the National Youth Service (NYS) buses deployed to serve Nairobi city routes and lower fares have broken down.
Auditor-General Edward Ouko says only nine of 27 buses are currently in operations with the rest grounded.

He said the subsidised transport plan labelled Okoa Abiria programme had 27 buses when it started operations in March 2018.
Mr Ouko said no funds had been received for subsidised service, adding that the project also lacked a budget allocation for maintenance and operation costs of the buses.
“Under the circumstances, the sustainability of the Okoa Abiria Programme is highly uncertain,”
Mr Ouko said in a qualified audit report.

ROUTES
The NYS covered nine routes and deployed 27 of its 29 buses to ferry passengers at a cost of Sh20 irrespective of destination.
The initial areas covered include Pipeline in Embakasi, Githurai, Mwiki, Dandora, Kariobangi, Kibera, Kawangware, Kangemi and Kayole.

“As at the time of the audit, only nine out of 27 buses were still operational while 18 had broken down and were grounded,” Mr Ouko said in the report on the National Youth Service Mechanical Transport Fund books of accounts for the year to June 2018.

In April last year, Parliament approved a Sh500 million allocation to the NYS to acquire more commuter buses to beef up its fleet that started operations in Nairobi a month earlier.
The amount was factored in the supplementary budget II that was approved by MPs.

PROTESTS
The NYS fleet started passenger service operations in Nairobi amid protests from matatu operators.
The MPs approved the Sh500 million allocation with reservations on the hurried introduction of the NYS buses without a proper feasibility study.

Prof Margaret Kobia, the Public Service and Youth Cabinet Secretary, had earlier told the Senate Committee on Transport that the procurement of additional buses would enable the NYS to cover more areas in the city.
“The pilot scheme began with an affirmative price of a flat Sh20 irrespective of distance within Nairobi.
“The charge is intended to initially recover the cost of fuelling without significant commercial gain and focusing on more vulnerable members of society,” Prof Kobia said.
-Story first published by Business Daily.
 
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mwania

Guest
#6
These are fake Chinese Buses built by Yutong. Should have bought Japanese makes
The problem with the all powerful Government here is that it bulldozes its way all over and never thinks properly before implementing Utopian ideas from the laptop project, to CBC to Hujuma to Affordable Houses, etc And they will all fail
 

Mr Black

Village Elder
#9
Mr Ouko said no funds had been received for subsidised service, adding that the project also lacked a budget allocation for maintenance and operation costs of the buses.

For every noble, revolutionary government service and shiny new equipment, watch out for budgetary allocations to tell what will last and what won't.
 
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Future of SGR??! Ghosts of KBS?





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Passengers queue to board a National Youth Service bus to Kawangware at the Kencom bus stop in Nairobi on March 29, 2018. PHOTO | EVANS HABIL | NATION MEDIA GROUP
NEWS
Cash woes ground Sh20 fare NYS commuter buses on Nairobi routes

By EDWIN MUTAI
More by this Author

IN SUMMARY
  • Auditor-General Edward Ouko says only nine of 27 buses are currently in operations with the rest grounded.
  • He said the subsidised transport plan labelled Okoa Abiria programme had 27 buses when it started operations in March 2018.
  • The MPs approved the Sh500 million allocation with reservations on the hurried introduction of the NYS buses without a proper feasibility study.
Two-thirds of the National Youth Service (NYS) buses deployed to serve Nairobi city routes and lower fares have broken down.
Auditor-General Edward Ouko says only nine of 27 buses are currently in operations with the rest grounded.

He said the subsidised transport plan labelled Okoa Abiria programme had 27 buses when it started operations in March 2018.
Mr Ouko said no funds had been received for subsidised service, adding that the project also lacked a budget allocation for maintenance and operation costs of the buses.
“Under the circumstances, the sustainability of the Okoa Abiria Programme is highly uncertain,”
Mr Ouko said in a qualified audit report.

ROUTES
The NYS covered nine routes and deployed 27 of its 29 buses to ferry passengers at a cost of Sh20 irrespective of destination.
The initial areas covered include Pipeline in Embakasi, Githurai, Mwiki, Dandora, Kariobangi, Kibera, Kawangware, Kangemi and Kayole.

“As at the time of the audit, only nine out of 27 buses were still operational while 18 had broken down and were grounded,” Mr Ouko said in the report on the National Youth Service Mechanical Transport Fund books of accounts for the year to June 2018.

In April last year, Parliament approved a Sh500 million allocation to the NYS to acquire more commuter buses to beef up its fleet that started operations in Nairobi a month earlier.
The amount was factored in the supplementary budget II that was approved by MPs.

PROTESTS
The NYS fleet started passenger service operations in Nairobi amid protests from matatu operators.
The MPs approved the Sh500 million allocation with reservations on the hurried introduction of the NYS buses without a proper feasibility study.

Prof Margaret Kobia, the Public Service and Youth Cabinet Secretary, had earlier told the Senate Committee on Transport that the procurement of additional buses would enable the NYS to cover more areas in the city.
“The pilot scheme began with an affirmative price of a flat Sh20 irrespective of distance within Nairobi.
“The charge is intended to initially recover the cost of fuelling without significant commercial gain and focusing on more vulnerable members of society,” Prof Kobia said.
-Story first published by Business Daily.

Let's not forget that Kenya Airways will get nationalised too:D:D:D:D
 
#13
Mr Ouko said no funds had been received for subsidised service, adding that the project also lacked a budget allocation for maintenance and operation costs of the buses.

For every noble, revolutionary government service and shiny new equipment, watch out for budgetary allocations to tell what will last and what won't.

So in other words they were born to fail.
 
#14
Dr. Ndii talked about this in 2018. NYS collapsed Kenya bus, and ushered the matatu madness we have today. NYS cannot run a bus company. NYS cannot run itself.

Nobody listens to Dr. Ndii because he says the truths that no one wants to listen to.

And those truths are basic economics. The Big4 agenda will end up as the biggest state failure in Africa second only to the mess that is Somalia
 

1776

Village Sponsor
#15
Nobody listens to Dr. Ndii because he says the truths that no one wants to listen to.

And those truths are basic economics. The Big4 agenda will end up as the biggest state failure in Africa second only to the mess that is Somalia
Nobody listens to Dr. Ndii because he says the truths that no one wants to listen to.

And those truths are basic economics. The Big4 agenda will end up as the biggest state failure in Africa second only to the mess that is Somalia
yawa tell them!
 

sitaki

Village Elder
#19
Incompetency especially when it comes to public office whether deliberate or just inborn should be a criminal offense - otherwise hakuna tofauti waititu giving his family members tenders and money getting lost and the above.

as long as there is wastage and incompetency in the public service sector, even if all corrupt individuals are hanged, we will still lag behind
 
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mwania

Guest
#20
Incompetency especially when it comes to public office whether deliberate or just inborn should be a criminal offense - otherwise hakuna tofauti waititu giving his family members tenders and money getting lost and the above.

as long as there is wastage and incompetency in the public service sector, even if all corrupt individuals are hanged, we will still lag behind
I'm fact many of these projects are pushed by the beneficiaries... Once they get their cut that s it... The Project can go to hell....
 

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