More Kenyans have died in road accidents this year compared to 2019.
As at December 13, a total of 3,663 people had lost their lives in accidents across the country. According to data by National Transport and Licensing Authority (NTSA) and the police this translates to an increase of 9.4 per cent compared to the same period in December 2019.
Speaking during a press conference at Jogoo House, Nairobi, on Tuesday, Inspector General of Police Hilary Mutyambai and NTSA officials, warned PSV operators and other motorists of stern action if found breaking traffic rules during the festive season.
“The passengers too have a responsibility to inform the police when they see a driver flouting traffic rules," said Mutyambai.
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PSVs operators found speeding or carrying excess passengers risk having their operation licenses cancelled, the IG said.
Mutyambai said deregistering the rogue Saccos had been agreed between the police and top officials of NTSA.
NTSA Director General George Njao blamed increase in accidents on lack of courtesy on the roads.
At the same time, at least 5,000 prisons officers have been seconded to the police service to boost enforcement of traffic rules, curfew and provide security.
Prisons boss Wycliff Ogalo urged the public not to break the law.