Inspector-General of Police Hilary Mutyambai in conjunction with the National Transport and Safety Authority (NTSA) is set to conduct a crackdown on non-compliant vehicles in the country.
This according to the joint multi-agency crackdown team is to curb the spate of accidents that have occurred in the recent past.
Through a statement by NPS spokesperson Bruno Shioso yesterday said the crackdown is aimed at weeding out all the non-compliant motor vehicles and motorists who are violating the Traffic Act.
“The National Police Service and the National Transport and Safety Authority have noted with concern an alarming increase in road traffic crashes incidents on our roads. The two agencies, NPS and NTSA further regret all the fatalities and injuries as a result of these unfortunate crashes,” Shioso said.
The police service attributed the numerous accidents to human factors, noting that future fatalities could be avoided should road users take caution and adhere to the traffic rules.
“It is regrettable that most crashes are a result of human-related factors. Motorists and other road users are therefore reminded to remain vigilant, cautious, and responsible whilst in charge of a motor vehicle, or whenever using a public road as pedestrians,” the statement read in part.
Shioso further said that a higher level of consciousness and personal responsibility towards oneself and others shall go a long way in mitigating the rising incidences of crashes.
The police highlighted the numerous accidents including the fatal crash that involved a public transport bus ferrying passengers from Garissa to Nairobi along Thika-Mwingi Road and a saloon vehicle.
The accident led to seven fatalities and five injuries.