, NAIROBI, Kenya, Sep 28 – Karianki M’Imanyara is mourning his wife, who lost her life during Sunday’s accident that claimed three other people and left 8 more seriously injured.
He believes if the driver of the bus was disciplined and a law observer, he would be still having his wife, a student of University of Nairobi.
M’Imanyara has called on the authorities to arrest those involved in causing the accident.
“I want justice for my lovely wife,” the Institute of Cooperative Development Deputy Director said.
A teary M’Imanyara described his wife as loving and irreplaceable.
“There is no person who is killed in road accidents, they’re murdered by reckless drivers, ” a visibly angered M’Imanyara stated.
It is with such pain that he joined tens of residents of Kiserian and Ongata Rongai to observe a moment of silence and lit candles in an emotional session at the scene of accident, just outside Langata police station.
“Enough is enough,” the residents chanted while others called for an overhaul of the National Transport and Safety Authority.
“They have failed to contain this madness, “Anne Wambui, who was among the protesters said.
“In fact they have encouraged corruption.”
Even before the walk to work march kicked off, a pedestrian was hit by a speeding vehicle on Thursday morning, right within Rongai town and died on spot.
It is with such a reckless public service vehicles sector, that the residents of Ongata Rongai Residents Association decided to walk to work in hope the message will sink to the authorities and crack the whip.
The association Organising Secretary Patrick Waweru said the sensitization walk will end outside Langata police station, the scene of Sunday’s accident.
The accident claimed four lives among them a student of Multi Media University and left 8 people seriously injured.
“We want sanity on our road. We have lost many lives to the menace,” Waweru told Capital News.
The Sunday’s accident also led to a major protest by the Multi Media University students, which left 6 people among them three students sustaining bullet wounds.
The association wants the National Transport and Safety Authority to enforce the famous Michuki laws.
“No one is above the law,” they would be heard saying.
They questioned the reluctance by authorities to crackdown on the vehicles plying along Magadi Road.
“Who owns these vehicles, “they would be heard saying.
Already, the National Transport and Safety Authority has de-registered Ongata Line Sacco vehicles.
The about 200 vehicles are said to be notorious in infringing on all traffic rules.
The Sacco however in a letter to NTSA claims they only have four rogue members whom they intend to kick out.
Meanwhile, Magadi Road has been barricaded by Multi Media University students.
The students have lit bonfires in protest of the death of their colleague during Sunday’s accident.