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Who owns Kenya Mpya buses? See the family that controls Thika transport business

Speaking of the largest PSV fleet along the Thika superhighway, the Neo Kenya Mpya buses would be a correct guess.

This fleet plys different routes, including Thika, Makongeni, and Kenol, and is venturing on other routes like Kangundo Road.

While some customers have hailed the Kenya Mpya buses for good services and affordable commuting costs, they remain the last option for some customers due to their involvement in several accidents and scandals.

According to Media reports, the entire Neo Kenya Mpya fleet is owned by Embu businessman Patrick Njiru and his family.

The businessman related to former Kirinyaga women representative Purity Ngirici, reportedly owns 500 shares, Leah Njeri Njiru(wife)-300shares, Douglas Kuria Njiru(son)-100shares, and Everlyn Wangui Njiru(daughter)-100shares.

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Njiru a seasoned entrepreneur also owns Paleah stores and shares in For-you carriers. His firm, Paleah Stores, was in 2019 mentioned over the sale of contraband sugar.

The sugar, which was reportedly contaminated, was found at the firm’s stores on Eastern ByPass, with packaging labels suggesting it originated from Zambia and Brazil.

Officers recovered 581 bags of sugar labeled Brazil, 49 bags labeled Zambian Sugar, 238 bales containing 10-2kg packets, 132 bales containing 20- 1 kg packet, eight bags of unlabelled sugar, and 409 bags purported to be from Nzoia Sugar.

Also recovered was a mixer machine which then DCI boss George Kinoti said was being used for mixing genuine and harmful sugar before packaging.

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