Fred Matiang’i hints at new laws to curb road accidents

Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang’i has decried the increased road accidents across the country’s roads hinting at the possibility of introducing punitive rules to contain the trend.

Matiang’i says existing traffic rules have done little to reverse the trend.

As the country mourns the death of 58 lives cut short by one of the most horrific bus accidents in the country’s recent history, Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang’i has hinted at the possibility of reviewing laws governing road transport.

Matiang’I says streamlining operations on the country’s roads needed  a fix as a matter of urgency saying  existing  rules and regulations  have failed to deliver desired the results

The comments coming amid concerns over continued disregard of traffic rules.

Elsewhere, residents of Kajiado County are raising alarm over reckless driving of public service vehicles along the Kitengela- Namanga road.

It is a disturbing state of affairs with vehicles being driven at dangerous speeds as several pedestrians including school going children attempt to cross the busy road

This is a typical day for Kitengela residents as they are forced to cheat death trying to escape are being knocked down from recklessly driven vehicles.

Residents blame traffic police officers for being reluctuct at work and instead closely working with the rogue drivers upon receiving bribes from them.

The residents calling on the government to put stringent measures to help curb the bane of road carnage that continues to take its toll. 

  

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