In Summary
  • In Murang’a County, there have been a number of fatal road crashed along the Kenol-Murang’a road.
  • This year alone, 10 people have lost their lives in crashes at Ithe Rui bridge.
  • The management of Sauna Driving Schools has decided to erect road signs along the busy Kenol-Murang’a road.

State agencies responsible for roads maintenance and supervision have been blamed for the ever increasing road accidents.

The agencies have been put on the spot for failure to ensure the erection of road signs especially in areas considered as black spots.

In Murang’a County, there have been a number of fatal road crashed along the Kenol-Murang’a road.

This year alone, 10 people have lost their lives in crashes at Ithe Rui bridge between Equatorial Nut Processors and the junction to Maragua town.

FATAL CRASHES

Last week, four people perished at the bridge after a car they were travelling in rolled and plunged into the river. This was two months after an assistant chief and a child died after a public service vehicle lost control hitting a university bus at the same spot.

The Kambiti Kwa Muthike to Kwa Samaki stretch along the Kenol-Nyeri road is another black spot where a number of pedestrians and passengers have died.

There are no speed bumps or road signs to warn of the sharp corners or a steep stretch along the road.

Among the mostly affected victims are the vendors who sell fish at Kwa Samaki, perhaps due to a sharp corner which is 100 meters from the area.

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