Jul 23 2020, 09:15 am
Hitler Odhiambo O.
Main concerns, worries, dilemmas and fear about COVID 19 pandemic impact on transport severely hit and resolve around the Public Transport Vessels. Majority of urban inhabitants commute daily to their jobs, traders have to dash and catch up with markets daily, pupils and students have to travel to school. Questions has been asked,and fear has grown about the cough droplets of a single infected passenger on a single seat that may end up infection upto a hundred passengers at the end of the day. Scientist have also proved that this virus can remain in contaminated surfaces such as vehicle handles, window pales, et al for more than day. This surfaces of a PSV are touched by several passengers in a single day. Another concern is about keeping social distance while on transit. This tend to be only half way possible on our roughly winding roads full of potholes that make the vehicles jumpy and sway the passangers back an forth.
Will the corrupted traffic police ever stop rubbing thumbs for bribe from greedy PSV drivers who ever carry excess passengers? Question.ofcourse the matatu thisdoes take place upto right now, amidst the pandemic.