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Residents demand speed bumps as accidents rise

Thome home residents need Kenya Metropolitan Streets Authority (KURA) to raise hindrances along the Northern By-pass at the Marurui area.

Residents who addressed Wananchi said the quantity of street mishaps has been on the ascent, which they connect to speeding and reckless driving.

They guarantee matatus and trucks are infamous for speeding and spurning of the traffic rules.

Last Saturday, a driver passed on the spot after a quickly moving vehicle slammed him from behind.

 "This isn't the principal occurrence. We have encountered such countless mishaps on this street. If by some stroke of good luck the significant specialists would erect hindrances along this street," said David Ngurani, an inhabitant said.

Adding: "We have such countless clubs and restaurants that are coming up, so human traffic has expanded. Something ought to be done urgently."

Last month, a Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) employee, Mr. Boniface Muganda was hit by a speeding driver from the back when he was heading home.

The police report shows he was on a motorbike and the driver drove off after the occurrence.

Muganda was rushed to Kenyatta University hospital but he succumbed to his injuries.  

Thome Githima Mukuyu Residents Association Secretary General Rodger Adai said the situation is dire.

"At any rate, consistently, we witness either a motorbike a head-on crash. Because of the absence of bumbs, vehicles speed and results in numerous mishaps. There is additionally no reasonable signage to where the go off is," he said.

As indicated by the National Transport and Safety Authority (NTSA) 3,358 individuals passed on Kenyan streets between January 1 and September 13 of this current year.

903 motorcyclists have lost their lives out and about, an increment of 4.2 percent same period in 2021, the Authority noted.

Content created and supplied by: Lawrencetanui (via Opera News )

David Ngurani KURA Kenya Metropolitan Streets Authority Wananchi

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