Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang’i has reiterated that there is no turning back on plans to restore order in the public transport sector.
He spoke in Nakuru on Saturday during a fundraiser for California SDA Church in Kaptembwa.
Matiang'i said tightening rules will not drive away investors in the PSV sector, but will help them maximise profits and save lives.
"Most people who perish in road accidents are young. When we lose young people the economy slows down. Matatu madness must stop," he said.
The CS said insurance companies that give fake licences are under scrutiny.
He said the multi-agency approach in road safety will enhance vigilance especially during and after the festive season.
The CS told prisons to prepare for more visitors ahead of the crackdown on PSVs that do not comply with regulations.
From Monday, there will be a crackdown on PSVs as the government seeks to reinforce "Michuki rules".
Matiang'i said the public has a key role to play in ensuring their safety on the roads. He told Kenyans to report errant PSV drivers.
He also appealed to people to pray for the nation to be united in order to thrive.
Matiang'i told parents to take good care of their children, especially during the Christmas and New Year festivities, to avoid indulging in irresponsible behaviour.