The government has relaxed Covid-19 protocols for the public transport sector.
In the new guidelines by Transport CS James Macharia, a 14 seater capacity will now carry 10 passengers as opposed to 8 including driver and crew.
The new guidelines will also see 33-seaters allowed a sitting capacity of 18 including the driver and crew.
While 51 seater will be allowed a sitting capacity of 30 including the driver and crew, in the case of bodabodas, only one pillion passenger shall be carried.
Tuktuks shall only be allowed to carry one passenger at any time but the CS said the Health ministry should consider reviewing the directive to allow tuktuks to carry two passengers.
Macharia said a five-seater car will now be allowed a maximum of three passengers and a seven-seater car a maximum of five passengers.
In March this year, the government issued directives compelling the matatu sector to drastically reduce the number of passengers to avoid the potential spread of the coronavirus through congested matatus.
To adhere to the social distancing directive, the 14-seater matatus were directed to carry eight passengers, those with a 25-seater capacity to reduce to 15 passengers while those above a 30-seater capacity were directed to maintain a capacity of 60 per cent per trip.
The matatus were to ensure passengers wash their hands and are sanitized before boarding any vehicle.
They were also to ensure the PSVs are fumigated after every trip.