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Kenya President orders NTSA off roads, wants traffic cops in charge

Kenya Police officers with NTSA tags, monitoring motorists


Kenya – (P&L)  President Uhuru Kenyatta has ordered the National Transport and Safety Authority (NTSA) off the roads, saying the work of managing traffic should be left to traffic police. The President said the move is aimed at curbing road accidents that have increased in the recent past, claiming the lives of many Kenyans and that the Government will continue scaling up its efforts to boost road safety.

“Today, I want to announce that as Government we have decided that all NTSA officers should now leave the work of managing traffic on our roads to traffic police to ensure order in the management of traffic,” Even as the Government takes measures to stop the senseless deaths on our roads, all Kenyans have a role to play in supporting that effort,”

President Kenyatta called on all Kenyans to also play a part in reducing road accidents by ensuring that they observe traffic rules, their vehicles are in good condition and rogue drivers are reported to the authorities.

 

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