, NAIROBI, Kenya, Dec 19 – The National Transport and Safety Authority (NTSA) says any vehicle that stalls must be removed from the road within an hour.
In a statement, Director General Francis Meja stressed that once a vehicle stalls, cautionary measures should be taken to alert other road users.
“The Authority wishes to notify the public that in line with its mandate and pursuant to section 106 (1) of the Traffic Act, all stalled vehicles on the roads must be removed within one hour upon stalling. Motorists and motor vehicle owners are further advised that immediately upon stalling of a vehicle, cautionary measures should be taken to alert other road users,” he said.
He stated that clearly visible signage should be put in place and the Authority plus police notified of the stalled vehicle.
“The measures include placement of clearly visible signage and notifying NTSA on 0718555666 or the National Police Service on 999/911” he stated
He explained that should a stalled vehicle not be removed within the cautionary hour, it will be towed to the nearest police station at the owner’s risk.
The statement came as the death toll following Sunday’s accident along the Thika Garissa Highway near Kilimambogo rose to 21.
According to Yatta Police boss Edward Chagach, five of those who perished in the accident were children.
Chagach states that the matatu which was speeding had more than 20 passengers despite being a 14-seater vehicle.
The matatu that was headed to Matuu from Thika collided head-on with a lorry that was heading towards Thika near Makutano in Kilimambogo.
At the weekend, another 26 passengers were injured, one critically when the bus they were travelling in rolled on Nakuru-Eldoret Road.
They bus was ferrying Catholic youths from Burnt Forest to Subukia Shrine when the accident occurred.