Government bans 14 faulty speed governors
30 January 2015, 17:01
Nairobi - The government has banned 14 sets of what is describes as faulty speed governors that have caused accidents on the country's roads.
The National Transport and Safety Authority NTSA said Friday that the companies producing the governors had violated serious laws and needed to be dealt with.
The companies banned are Frotcom EA Ltd, Cartrack Kenya Ltd, Mbetsa Innovations Ltd and Emco Diesel Services, who have had their permits fully revoked.
Ekas technologies, Dalcom Enterprises, Kinetic Resources Ltd, Pinnacle Systems Ltd, Safe Rider Management Systems, Jendie Automobiles Ltd, Mock Electrical and Electronics, Eureka Technical Services Ltd, Power Systems Ltd, and Power Governors (K) Ltd had their permits suspended.
The NTSA said that the companies would have to prove that their instruments are in working order before they are re-instated.
The order was approved by the Ministry of Transport, the NTSA, the Kenya Bureau of Standards and the Kenya Revenue Authority.
The Governors were said to be manipulable by public transport providers who used them to exceed the 80 KPH speed limit.
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