(JUDIE KABERIA) The Ministry of Roads is expressing concerns that Kenyans are misusing new roads.
In an interview with Capital Newsbeat, Roads Permanent Secretary Engineer Michael Kamau says speeding and drunk driving have led to serious accidents that leave rails and poles destroyed.
“I think it’s important for Kenyans to remember that these roads belong to us, they are the backbone of the economy. So let’s take care of them… We encourage them to use the roads properly so that they are safe,” he said.
Kamau also complained that the Ministry is losing a lot of money to replace vandalised metal rails along the roads.
He further mentioned that over-loading especially by government vehicles is causing the Ministry to spend money on repairs, rather than the construction of new roads.
“Kenyans continue to die. We improve the roads but the speeds increase therefore we have accidents, leading to fatalities and injuries. We also have a serious problem of vandalism; we even try to nail things down but I’m not sure what they are using but they are stealing our guard rails everywhere” he expressed.
Do the government a favour and report any incidents of vandalism that you witness?