The National Transport and Safety Authority (NTSA), through Director General George Njau, on Thursday, May 25, launched a crackdown on all dealers supplying motorists with fake oil.
Njao noted that the oils, alongside fake spare parts, were the major reasons for accidents in the country.
He added that the Authority had partnered with stakeholders, including the Energy and Petroleum Regulatory Authority (EPRA), to ensure only quality products for the sector reach the market.
Additionally, he noted that NTSA was working with 10 counties to set up road safety response plans and committees to help improve road safety in the counties.
The DG, who spoke in Naivasha, where he hosted the three-day road safety workshop, explained that counties along the Mombasa-Malaba highway have the highest number of road accidents.
Njao explained that NTSA will partner with 10 counties to adopt non-motorised means for road users, such as constructing pedestrian walks. The counties will also have capacity building for boda boda riders and road safety sensitisation.
“These counties will also be required to set up some funds for road safety programs which include road safety campaigns and awareness for road users," the DG stated.
Njao emphasised that the crackdown imposed by Transport Cabinet Secretary Kipchumba Murkomen aimed to bring sanity to the road and reduce fatalities.
Other measures introduced by the authority, included improving road signs and markings and using poly-carbonated plastics instead of metal to reduce vandalism of road signs.
Njau was accompanied by the director of the NTSA road safety program, Dancun Kibogong', who disclosed that the fatalities on the road had reduced.
"Our data shows a reduction in fatalities from 1021 to 974, a 4.6 per cent drop compared to a similar period in 2022," he added.
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