Kenyans of different walks have been warned by authorities about overloading of the vehicles. Due to minimal prosecution of the culprit, overloading has continued to be the norm on the roads.
In a move that is likely to act as a lesson to many, court in Loitokitok has slapped two individuals with a Ksh 150,000 fine or serve eight months imprisonment term for overloading vehicles in a case filed by Kenya National Highway Authority (KeNHA).
According to Capital news, James Gitau and Kennedy Njoroge were arrested on May 22nd, 2022 at Simba Cement trading centre along the busy Emali-Loitokitok road with overloaded trucks. The two pleaded guilty of the offence before Principal Magistrate Judicaster Nthuku sitting at Loitokitok Law Court on Tuesday 28th June.
The two were accused by KeNHA of overloading their tracks with a load weight of 36 tones against the 28 tones recommended by their standard axleload weight.
They have 14 days to appeal the sentence.
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