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KeNHA warns truck drivers against overloading

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The Kenya National Highway authority (KeNHA) has put on notice owners and drivers of long distance trailers following an increase in cases of overloading.

According to Webuye Weighbridge Operation Manager Seth Ongwaye, three trucks ferrying goods from Kitale to Lodwar were arrested on Wednesday.

Ongwaye noted that the trucks were carrying construction materials which include metals, cement among other items and they were being transported to Lodwar.

“We received information that the trucks were carrying more load than allowed by the law. We intercepted the trucks in coordination with Webuye Weighbridge OCS and found that they were carrying 67, 66, and 81 tonnes instead of the authorized 50 tonnes,” he said.

According to Ongwaye, the trucks had an excess of 17, 16 and 31 tonnes.

He added that overloading was responsible for the destruction of the roads infrastructure where the government has invested billions of shillings.

Ongwaye added that they had embarked on the process of engaging the transporters following rising cases of physical attacks targeting their drivers.

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