Football Kenya Federation South Coast
Branch CEO Sumba Bwire has welcomed the lifting of night
travel a ban on all long-distance night travel by public
service vehicles that had been imposed by National
Transport and Safety Authority (NTSA).
the decision as long overdue and applauded the High
Court for ending the suffrage by users of long distant
Court order is a relief to the users of long distant
passenger vehicles including the clubs participating in
the football federation leagues.
decision on the lift on the night travel ban however is
long overdue” said Bwire.
Court issued an order suspending the ban imposed on
night travel after a successful application filed by
activist Omkiya Omtatah.
Enock Chacha Mwita last week barred the National
Transport and Safety Authority (NTSA) and the National
Police Service from effecting the imposed night travel
CEO had earlier faulted the NTSA for imposing a night
travel ban without due consultation with the relevant
stake holders including the football family.
argued the ban would force the clubs participating in
the football federation leagues to reschedule their
travel time by compelling them to travel in advance for
an extra day and spending another extra day after the
increase financial burden to community clubs through
extra costs in terms of accommodation, meals and other
the ban as ill advised and ill timed especially coming
at a time Kenya football is suffering a blow following
withdrawal of sponsorship by betting firm Sports Pesa.
The top tier
Kenya Premier League and the second tier FKF National
Super League are set to kick off this February 2018.
31st, 2017 the NTSA issued a directive
restricting all travel by long distant passenger
vehicles to between 6 a.m. and 7 p.m. following a fatal
accident at Migaa in which 30 people died.