President Uhuru Kenyatta has ordered NTSA off the highways, directs that only Traffic cops should man the roads
In the wake of mounting road carnage, President Uhuru Kenyatta has ordered the National Transport and Safety Authority (NTSA) to leave the manning of Kenyan roads to traffic police.
PRESIDENT UHURU Kenyatta directs that all NTSA officers be withdrawn from roads and that traffic police take over duties on Kenyan highways. pic.twitter.com/j4CNlPDzCW
— NationBreakingNews (@NationBreaking) January 9, 2018
Speaking at the burial of the three AIPCA bishops who died in road accident on December 30, 2017 at…, the president said, “Today the government is directing all NTSA officers on the roads to go back (to offices) and leave traffic duties to the police.”
Uhuru would further urge the citizenry to be intolerant of careless and dangerous drivers saying the enforcement of traffic rules and safety was the responsibility of every Kenyan. He said that over 80 per cent of the road crashes were caused by people who did not maintain their vehicles, were careless and speeding.
POLICE Should now REVISIT the LATE Hon John Michuki Law, Speed Governors, Safety Belts, Worthy Vehicles On the Roads, Passengers Capacity In PSV etc..NTSA With their POOR Strategies Of people hiding with cameras & Chasing Drunk men at night was TOTAL NONSENSE #DisbandNTSA
— MUNENE WA NJERU (@MuneneWaNjeru) January 9, 2018
Another roadside declaration? What are the reasons behind this move?
— Omondi Amimo (@NokiOmondi) January 9, 2018
The core functions of NTSA have been;
Registration and licensing of motor vehicles.
Regulate the Public Service Vehicle.
Advise the Government on national policy with regards to road transport system.
Developing and implementing road safety strategies.
— Ernest Murunga (@ErnestMurunga) January 9, 2018
NTSA and traffic police have been partnering successfully in "finishing" road users.The effect of withdrawing one partner is to tell traffic officers not to share NYAMA,wacha NTSA officers, wameze mate!
— Simeon Mosirigwa (@mosirigwa) January 9, 2018