Two Nairobi matatus involved in accidents hours apart (Photos)
12 months ago, 3 Jan 14:03
The past 24 hours have seen at least four crashes involving PSVs. Luckily there have no deaths but, that matatu and bus drivers think it is business as usual days after the Migaa bus-lorry smash-up killed 36 people calls for a national reawakening on public transport and safety. Below, the madness between Tuesday and the time you are reading this report. A string of gruesome road accidents occurs every festive season on Kenyan roads. The bloodletting witnessed on our roads has made many Kenyans prepare for anything when they hit the road, especially when doing long distances. The situation got worse in December, 2017 prodding the Government into announcing raft of knee-jerk measures. On December 20, 2017, the State gave new rules targeting traffic police, driving schools and drivers as it sought to curb rising road accident fatalities. Now drivers will undergo thorough vetting, their ages and health checked before they are issued with new digital driving licences in January. Education and Acting Interior Cabinet Secretary Dr Fred Matiang'i said the new measures were to take place immediately as guided by the National Transport and Safety Authority (NTSA) and other stakeholders.
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