|Ringtone is now a road safety ambassador|
By Sheila Kimani (@sheilakimm)
Famous for hits like ‘Pamela’ and ‘Jubilation’, Kenyan gospel artiste Ringtone Apoko is the new ‘Road safety and awareness ambassador’.
Amidst a turn of events, Ringtone realized that road accidents were a looming danger that can happened to anyone when they least expected it.
“My friends and I were travelling back to Nairobi from a concert, but a road accident we encountered along the way took some of my friends. I was lucky to escape with minor injuries but to date, I always feel like we could have done things differently for the better. ” Ringtone told SDE.
Aside from road accidents, Ringtone believes that even boda-boda drivers and customers should be enlightened on the importance of road safety especially in regards to wearing protective gear.
“Many boda boda passengers who shun the helmets end up gravely injured whenever accidents happen so every boda driver should have an extra helmet for their customer.” He added.
With the festivities around the corner, Ringtone shall be part of a Road safety caravan set to start on the 9th December.
The caravan shall hold tours on the busy Mombasa-Busia highways since a lot of people shall be travelling on them and even while people jubilate over the holidays, they should remember that ‘It is better to be safe than sorry'.