In Summary
  • Mr Pkosing proposed that heavy trucks heading to Kisumu take the Molo diversion.

  • Those enroute to Eldoret should use the Eldama Ravine diversion pending construction of a dual carriage.
  • Mathira MP Rigathi Gachagua, also a member of the committee, said they will hold discussions on how to curb road accidents.
  • Gachagua noted that disbandment of NTSA would not be considered.

National Assembly Transport Committee chairman David Pkosing has proposed the diversion of heavy trucks from the Nakuru-Eldoret and Kisumu highways as a temporary solution to the high number of road crashes.

The Pokot South MP said the crashes were higher where heavy trucks were involved.

Mr Pkosing proposed that heavy trucks heading to Kisumu take the Molo diversion while those enroute to Eldoret use the Eldama Ravine diversion pending construction of a dual carriage.

“That way we reduce the number of trucks using the dangerous spots on our highways,” he said in an interview.

On Sunday, 36 people died after a Nairobi-bound bus collided with a truck at Migaa on the Nakuru-Eldoret highway.

On December 10, 2017, seven musicians perished after their vehicle collided head-on with a truck at Kamara on the same highway.

Two days later, 16 people died in a multiple-vehicle crash at the notorious Sachangwan black spot on the same highway.

BUSES AND TRUCKS

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