In Summary
  • Photos of the driver started circulating on social media platforms on Monday after he was captured texting and speeding along the Karatina-Nairobi highway.
  • "Following the meeting we have suspended his driving license, his Public Service Vehicle license has been revoked and his PSV badge withdrawn," the state agency noted on its Facebook page.

National Transport and Safety Authority (NTSA) has taken action against a driver pictured texting while driving in Nyeri County.

Photos of the driver started circulating on social media platforms on Monday after he was captured texting and speeding on the Karatina-Nairobi highway.

He was captured on several occasions responding to text messages when a passenger took photos of him and uploaded the images on Facebook condemning his action.

The photo elicited reactions from residents demanding for the matatu Sacco to take action against the driver who was evidently risking his passengers’ lives.

Residents observed that petty mistakes such as using a phone while driving had cost lives across the country.

PUBLIC OUTRAGE

A total of 1, 975 people have died on the road since the year began according to NTSA which is 254 more than 2018 representing a 15 per cent increase in road carnage in the country.

Following the public outcry, NTSA has decided to suspend the 2NK Sacco matatu driver's license and revoke his Public Service Vehicle license.

A numerous complaints were also levelled against the matatu Sacco by customers angered that the Sacco had failed to maintain their standard while handling its client.

"Some of your drivers are reckless, they are rude and most of them love their phones while driving, they will veer off the road for their personal business, it's a fact deal with it," said Waruguru wa Kiai.

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