•A previous record by the County Assembly Transport Committee indicated that 692 Saccos were listed.
•The documents needed are Sacco registration, pick and drop letter and road service license.
The County Government of Nairobi on Monday will begin the verification exercise of matatus operating in the city centre.
This follows a meeting between Governor Johnson Sakaja and matatu owners that took place on last Friday at Charter Hall.
"Subsequent to the meeting held at City Hall on November 18, 2022, between Governor Sakaja and the matatu owners and operators, it was agreed that as part of the verification process of the documents necessary for matatu operations in Nairobi," reads a notice dated November 21, 2022.
The exercise will be a five-day event and will end on November 25, 2022.
The documents needed are Sacco registration, pick and drop letter and road service license.
Congestion mainly in the CBD is due to too many matatus after the issuance of new Sacco licences for the PSVs.
In 2020, the National Transport and Safety Regulations document revealed that 272 matatu Saccos are registered to operate in the city.
However, there are 420 unregistered Saccos.
A previous record by the County Assembly Transport Committee indicated that 692 Saccos were listed.
In November 2020, Nairobi Metropolitan Services (NMS) froze any new allocation of picking/dropping bays for matatus in Nairobi after concerns were raised over illegal allocations by unauthorized officers.
They disregarded the suspension of the allocations.
City Hall Engineer J Kimathi said the county might be losing a lot of revenue.
MCAs had accused county officers of colluding with the unregistered Saccos to deny the county revenue.
They said the unauthorized 420 unregistered Saccos revealed a high tendency of corruption and relaxation of enforcement by the county.
However, NTSA licensing manager Jackson Mutua said the 272 registered to operate in Nairobi exclude those that operate outside the capital but terminate their journey in the city.
According to NTSA regulations, for a matatu Sacco to be registered, it requires to have a minimum number of 30 PSVs. The 'new' Saccos were linked with the alleged issuance of fake letters used to allocate stages for them.