It has emerged that roadblocks we see mounted by Traffic Police officers have not done much to reduce road accidents on our roads.
As a result, top officers overseeing road safety have been instructed to remove all roadblocks to ease flow of traffic.
The order came out of a consultative meeting of top traffic police commanders held in Nairobi today under the auspices of the Office of Inspector General Hillary Mutyambai.
The directive has come out at a time when road accidents have increased on our roads in the past year, according to Police statistics.
Generally, this sends a bleak message that roadblocks have not done much to reduce accidents.
Carrying the Inspector General's message at the meeting, Traffic Commandant Mary Omari said the ongoing construction of the Expressway from JKIA through Mombasa Road to Waiyaki Way in Westlands, Nairobi, has disrupted flow of human and motor traffic. As a result, she asked pedestrians to be more vigilant.
Also speaking to this writer, Police Spokesperson Bruno Shioso reaffirmed the meeting was on enhancing general road safety involving traffic officers and the public.
Also present was Deputy IG Edward Mbugua.
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