Six Modern Coast buses from Mombasa on Tuesday night, December 17, were intercepted at Mariakani and Voi.
The interception of the vehicles came hours after the National Transport and Safety Authority (NTSA) announced that it had not allowed the modern coast buses to resume operations after their license was revoked.
K24 Digital confirmed that dozens of passengers were stranded for hours after the buses they had boarded were siezed by the government officials.
Speaking to the publication, Voi Traffic Base Commander, Michael Maina, said that the drivers of four buses that had arrived ar Voi were asked to discontinue with their journeys.
At the same time, drivers of the other two buses that had arrived at Mariakani were also told to take the passengers back to Mombasa.
Morden Coast had earlier informed the public that they would reschedule trips for passengers who had already paid citing that tey were ‘done’ with transport body.
“We are pleased to inform all our passengers that we have received permission from NTSA to resume normal scheduled bus services from 1.00 pm today ,” the company assured their customers.
On the other hand, NTSA maintained that the bus company is still under scrutiny and is not cleared to start operations.
“This is to notify members of the public that the suspension of Modern Coast Express has not been lifted,” NTSA refuted.
Modern Coast buses were suspended last week after its buses were involved in an accident killing 2 and injuring about 60passengers.