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Govt to install speed cameras on all major highways

27 January 2014, 11:48 Wilshere

Nakuru - National chairman of Roads Safety Authority, Lee Kinyanjui said that they will be installing enough speed cameras along Nakuru - Eldoret  highway to curb road carnage.

Kinyanjui said that so far they have identified Mau Summit junction and Kinungi as the major accident black spot in the County of Nakuru.

“We want to install speed cameras from Naivasha to Nakuru as well as on Nakuru - Eldoret highway because many roads accidents are normally reported along these roads,” he said.

The Chairman of Road Safety Authority also reiterated the government's commitment in reducing the number of road carnage per year.

He pointed out that ever since the night travel ban was introduced in the country late last year, there has been a drastic decline in road accidents by 31%.

“The Jubilee government wants to ensure that we bring back sanity on our roads,” said Kinyanjui.

Kinyanjui added that all matatu drivers must be certified again in a bid to help reduce the number of accidents in the country even further.

Speaking on Saturday during the home coming party of Nakuru County assembly Leader of Majority, George Mwaura, Kinyanjui said they will soon be installing similar speed cameras on all major highways in the country.

He also said that they have proposed the upgrading of the road from Salgaa to Nakuru to a dual carriage to reduce road carnage in the area.

The former Nakuru town Member of Parliament said that they will be introducing special medical centers in all the major hospitals in the County to enabale them to give quick response and help to victims of road accidents.

“Our government has set aside a substantial amount of money to upgrade some of our hospitals in order to give quicker assistance to the fatalities,” he said.

He said that his office will continue working closely with County governments to make sure cases of accidents are reduced.

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