• Mbarak said they want the North Coast highway to be expanded, starting from Kengeleni after the Nyali Bridge up to Mtwapa and beyond to Malindi.
Coast Matatu Owners Association has urged the national government to expand the highway leading to the North Coast to end traffic snarl-ups during peak hours.
MOA Coast coordinator Salim Mbarak said the government should expand the Mombasa-Malindi highway just the same way it did with the West and South Coast.
"We want the national government to construct the North Coast road just the way they constructed the Dongo Kundu on the South Coast and Makupa, Port Reitz, in Mombasa West," he said.
Mbarak said they want the North Coast highway to be expanded, starting from Kengeleni after the Nyali Bridge up to Mtwapa and beyond to Malindi.
"We are calling upon the national government under the leadership of President William Ruto to expand this road. Currently, the North Coast road experiences gridlocks during peak hours," he said
Apart from expanding the road, the association also wants the national government to construct a second bridge.
"In the past, we used to have the Old Nyali Bridge, which used to connect from Tamarind in Kongowea to Allidina on the Island side. There is a need to bring it back to reduce traffic in Mombasa," he said.
The national government has also been urged to revive all collapsed companies at the Coast, including the Kenya Meat Commission and cashew nut companies.
Edited by A.N