MP calls for harsh penalties for rogue drivers

Mwingi Central MP Charles Njuguna wants the penalty for hit and run drivers increased in a bid to tame road accidents as a result of human errors.

The legislator is pledging to introduce amendments to the existing law, calling on the government to ensure punitive action on drivers found flouting the law.

This comes after President Uhuru Kenyatta ordered for the withdrawal of NTSA officers from the roads amid allegations of bribery and negligence.

The MP is now calling for strict penalties for rogue drivers saying the current fine of 300,000 shilling is too low.

He says he will introduce amendments to ensure those who cause accidents as a result of reckless driving face the full force of the law.

This even as hundreds of Matatu drivers, conductors in Mikindani area of Mombasa County received their driving licenses and certificates of good conduct after completing a driving course courtesy of their ward representative.

Juma Thoya says his programme aims to streamline public transport in the area by ensuring operators are well trained.

Thoya says the initiative will not only streamline public transport sector in the area but will encourage the youth to consider working in the industry.

Beneficiaries spoke in glowing terms about the initiative which they say has made it easier for them to acquire crucial documents that make them operate professionally.



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