By Bell Pere
Narok Bus terminus is currently being upgraded to a modern bus terminus to ease operations for motorists and passengers upon completion.
During the official hand over of the project site to the engineers, the Narok County Executive Committee Member (CECM for the department for Lands, Mrs Sereti Mbetti said that the project will take about six months to be completed.
According to Mrs Sereti, the modern stage will be able to accommodate all passenger service vehicles on a rotational basis transiting to various towns.
She urged stall owners who were given permission to conduct their businesses at the bus terminus by former Member of Parliament for Narok North Constituency and Maasai kingpin William ole Ntimama not to worry but be patient for the next six months.
She further reassured them that the County Government had conducted a thorough search of the current owners of the business stalls, adding that they will retain their premises.
The modern bus terminus will be tarmacked and paved with cabro tiles. The stalls will be constructed to one storey up using metal containers that can be customized to one’s liking. Flood lights will be placed at various points to improve security and ensure the stage will be operational twenty four hours, she said.
George Gitua a matatu driver plying the Mau Narok route lauded the decision to upgrade the bus terminus.
“Passengers will be served better at the bus terminus once they see some form of formality at the terminus,” he added.
Samuel Kimani a boda boda rider said cases of insecurity have been on the rise within town.
“Some of my friends’ motorbikes have been stolen at night. We know after the installation of flood lights, security will improve,” he noted.