Kenyan bus company Citi Hoppa has released 6 new Mercedes buses as part of the plan to facilitate effective transport in the city.

Speaking to Pulselive.co.ke, Imelda Karaya , who is the Communications officer stated that the roll-out of the buses is set to continue with more similar type of buses to be expected in the coming months.

The new Mercedes Benz MB917 type of buses by Citi Hoppa
The new Mercedes Benz MB917 type of buses by Citi Hoppa
Citi Hoppa official receiving the new buses
Citi Hoppa official receiving the new buses

Through a press statement issued by the bus operator, the buses are set to charge a flat fare rate of Sh80.

“The new buses are Mercedes Benz MB917, a first for Mercedes as they enter the city public transport market.

“The new buses will ply through the Mombasa, Langata and Ngong Road corridors to serve both offices and estates in those areas,” read a part of the press statement.

The Mercedes Benz model types of buses branded CITI HOPPA were sold by a local vendor DT Dobie and were spotted ferrying passengers between GSU on Thika Road Exit 6 and the airport through outering Road.

The PSV operator further stated that the buses were available for corporate and individual hires as they offered comfort.

Commuter buses and trains from South Africa

The move by the company comes amid the plan by the government to import commuter buses and train to help ease the congestion of traffic on the roads in Nairobi.

Transport CS James Macharia at a past event
Transport CS James Macharia at a past event

Transport CS James Macharia had stated that the first set of 11 trains and 64 high-capacity commuter buses will arrive in the country in February this year from South Africa.

Macharia affirmed that the plan will be effected in Nairobi and other major towns in Kenya within a period of two to three years.