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Traffic boss blames laws laxity for accidents

04 November 2013, 10:13

Nairobi - The National Transport and Safety Authority (NTSA) has blamed the laxity in implementing traffic laws for the recent spate of road carnages.

"We have good traffic laws but fail to implement them and when the laws are implemented it just takes a while before laxity sets in a gain," said Lee Kinyanjui, chairperson of the agency.

Kinyanjui also pointed out that the biggest problem was having uninspected vehicles on the roads marked as inspected.

Statistics indicate that over 3000 Kenyans die on road accidents in Kenya annually, one of the highest rates in the world.

Kinyanjui's sentiments follow another accident that claimed one person on Sunday morning and left several others severely injured after a Kisii Classic Company bus crashed into a wall in Kipande road in the outskirts of Nairobi.

The bus crashed the wall and further hit four other stationary vehicles.
The bus is said to have left Kisii town at 11pm the previous night with the survivors claiming that the driver lost control of the bus after falling asleep.

Kinyanjui said initial investigations indicated that the driver rammed onto stationary cars before knocking down a wall after failing to control the speeding bus.

Eight people are in a critical condition Kenyatta National Hospital.

- CAJ News


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