The government is looking into the ways in which and how it will professionalize driving in the country as away to curb an increase of road accident cases.
Program director at National Transport and Safety Authority (NTSA) Samuel Musumba has said a good number of drivers and riders are not going for the training which has led to road accidents.
"The gap is in training.The gap is in which skills these people have.For instance the boda boda,where are they getting training, some of them are just training at home and therefore our commitment is for everybody to get the right training.With the right training one will be able to understand traffic rules and safety matters".
Speaking at Ramogi Institute of Advanced Technology (RIAT) in Kisumu,during the launch of RIAT driving school at a cost of six Million shillings,Musumba has noted that last year the country lost 4,477 people on road accident.
He has added that NTSA has launched a nation wide training for riders through the National Youth Service and the program has already started in Kiambu,Kajiado and Machakos counties will soon be extended in other counties,therefore he has urged the county government to support them so that they get riders trained and get license.
At the same time,principal secretary State Department for Vocational and Technical training institutions Dr.Margaret Mwakima has said the Public service Commission has approved the recruitment of 3,000 trainers to carter an increase in number of students joining these institutions.
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