In Summary
  • Mr Ndambiri accused police in Kirinyaga of failing enforce traffic rules.
  • He insisted that reckless drivers should be tamed to ensure no more people die on local roads.
  • The deputy governor noted some of the crash victims are school children.

Kirinyaga Deputy Governor Peter Ndambiri has expressed concerns over the increasing road crashes caused by miraa vehicles in the region.

He lamented that six people have been crushed to death in the past six days and accused the police of failing enforce traffic rules.

Speaking on Saturday night at Ngurubani town during a fundraiser in aid of an ailing school head, Ms Perpetuah Nduhiu, the deputy governor told the County Police Commander Leah Kithei and the County Commissioner Jim Njoka to ensure traffic police perform their duties effectively.

"Residents are being killed every day by careless drivers transporting miraa to Nairobi from Meru and Mbeere. We shall not watch helplessly as our people continue perishing," he stated.

RECKLESS DRIVERS

Mr Ndambiri insisted that reckless drivers should be tamed to ensure no more people die on local roads.

"Some of these operators are even driving their miraa vehicles when they are intoxicated. They should be arrested and prosecuted," said Mr Ndambiri.

He noted some of the crash victims are school children, adding that the situation is serious and should be urgently addressed.

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