Motorists to Use Other Routes While Approaching DCI HQ - KeNHA

  • A file image of the DCI heaquarters along Kiambu road.
    A file image of the DCI heaquarters along Kiambu road
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  • The Kenya National Highways Authority (KeNHA) on Tuesday, December 21, asked motorists to use alternative routes while approaching the DCI headquarters along Kiambu Road.

    In a statement, KeNHA warned there was a traffic snarl up after a truck lost control and hit a ditch in the area. The authority added that one of the lanes had been blocked.

    Those approaching the section have been asked to do so with caution to avoid more damage.

    Traffic snarl up along Kiambu Road
    Traffic snarl up along Kiambu Road
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    "Traffic advisory: Motorists are advised to take caution and use alternative routes while approaching DCI Offices along Kiambu Road. This follows reports that a truck lost control and hit a ditch blocking one lane of Kiambu Road. Drive Safe… Arrive Safe," reads the statement.

    The National Police Service (NPS) and the National Transport and Safety Authority (NTSA) have expressed concern over the rise in number of accidents in recent months.

    According to recent data by NTSA, the Country had recorded the highest number of fatalities with 4,121 by November 30, 2021 compared to 3,478 recorded over a similar period last year, hence, an 18.5 per cent increase.

    “Pedestrians have been the most affected category of the vulnerable road users with 1,413 losing their lives compared to 1,231 last year,” reads the report.

    The two bodies warned that most of the accidents were avoidable if road users followed set rules and regulations.

    They have since initiated a crackdown and will be on the look out for;

    Verification of Road Service License (RSL), motor vehicle inspection, driving license and conductor badges.

    In addition, compliance with route allocation to ensure PSV’s ply routes they are licensed for and use of short term and Night Travel licenses.

    Further, speed monitoring and random checks for drivers and passengers along major highways.

    Wreckage of a car at the scene of accident along Nairobi Nakuru Highway on Tuesday, September 22, 2020.
    Wreckage of a car at the scene of accident along Nairobi Nakuru Highway on Tuesday, September 22, 2020.
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