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Road engineers blamed for increased accidents

11 September 2013, 17:02 Wilshere

Nakuru - Nakuru Road and Construction Executive member Joel Miana has said road engineers are the ones to blame for the increased road accidents in the country.

The Executive member said that the engineers in the country have continued to construct roads in areas regarded as black spots.

He added that for a very long time, matatu drivers and traffic police officers have been blamed for accidents while forgetting the companies and engineers who constructed the same roads that are the cause of the accidents. 

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(Road construction site. Photo: Pauline Nyumu, News24)

“Our engineers have failed us and that’s why we are witnessing high number of road accidents in our roads because in each road we have black spot yet they constructed the roads at the same points,” he said.

Addressing the media on Tuesday, Maina said that while the police are busy arresting the matatu drivers for road accidents, they should also arrest road engineers for constructing the roads in black spot areas.

He also observed that banning of night traveling of public service vehicles was not the solution, saying it will adversely affect the economy of the country.

“Road engineers are equally as guilty as the drivers who over speed and they should be treated the same when it comes to law,” he remarked.

Maina said the central government needs to come up with new stringent measures that will curb the vice on public roads.   

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