Night travel ban leaves travellers stranded
30 December 2013, 11:05
Kericho - Hundreds of travellers were stranded on most routes in South Rift following the implementation of the new traffic rules that ban night travel.
In Kericho, travellers headed to Western, Nyanza and Nairobi were forced to spend the night at the bus terminus in the town.
They accused the government of implementing the ban, terming it uncalled for.
“Although we support efforts to curb accidents, we oppose laws that deny us the right to travel at whatever time we want,” lamented Erick Monari who was headed for Kisii.
They also called for the use of other means to curb accidents rather than banning of night public travels.
Area Traffic Boss Maurice Okul said his officers are committed to ensure the law is fully adhered to. .
In Narok, at least 15 public service vehicles were impounded after they were found operating at night.
Area Police boss Peterson Maelo maintained that the crackdown will continue and called for cooperation from stakeholders in the bid to curb road carnage.
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