Mololine Shuttles are dominant in the Nakuru- Nairobi route and boasts really a huge number of traveller who prefer them than other companies.
With an initial capital injection of Sh700,000, Molo Line started services in Nakuru main bus terminal in 1995. Its first aim was to transform the attitude of commuters and other stakeholders.
There was rampant problems at first and then chairman travelled to Kampala for two weeks to study how the matatu industry operated in the Ugandan Capital city. He discovered that the matatus there were more disciplined than their Kenyan counterparts.
After this, Kariuki met with stakeholders in the company and resolved to end the touting. This led to introduction of uniforms for drivers and conductors by the management in 1998.
But their fortuned turned in 2004, after the then Minister of Transport, John Michuki, introduces what are now famously called the ‘Michuki rules’.
Molo Line services complied with the Government regulation ahead of many matatu operators. The firm was even one of the few that participated in flagging off by vice-president at Uhuru Park in Nairobi.
WHO OWNS MOLOLINE SHUTTLES
Molo Line shuttles are registered under Molo line SACCO.
The Sacco brings together more than a thousand matatu owners and operators in Nakuru County.
Joseph Kariuki is the Chairman of Molo line services and has seen matatu industry crawl through the chaotic attempts at regulation by Government for last 28 years.
The giant matatu Sacco completed the building of a multimillion building in Nakuru town which earns revenue for the Sacco.