Following skyrocketing cases of traffic accidents and incidents involving commercial passenger vehicles along the recently opened Nairobi expressway, the government has today issued order that will see Matatu Operators stop using the expressway with immediate effect.
"Every life matters, and the government is keen to avoid unnecessary injuries and loss of lives. This restriction takes effect immediately,” said CS Macharia on a statement.
According to Cabinet Secretary for Transport and Infrastructure James Macharia, commercial passenger vehicles having a capacity of more than 7-passengers have been temporarily restricted from using the road untill further notice. This remains effective as the to offer ample grounds for the government to carry on with the investigations on the cause of accidents.
The government through the sector of Transport and Infrastructure, will then give the necessary safety measures to ensure the vehicles use the expressway safely, a move that aims at reducing the increasing cases of traffic accidents.
"The Ministry of Transport has, therefore, taken the decision to temporarily restrict commercial passenger vehicles with a capacity of more than seven passengers from using the Nairobi Expressway, as we investigate the cause of these accidents and develop appropriate safety measures," said Mr Macharia in a statement.
Additionally, the government has given assurance installed rumble strips that purposely warn drivers to slow down as they approach the various toll gates along the expressway.
Source Link: https://nation.africa/kenya/counties/nairobi/govt-bans-matatus-from-expressway-speeds-capped-at-110kph--3871222
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