President Kenyatta orders NTSA off the roads

President uhuru Kenyatta at a past state address PHOTO/FILE

Meru, KENYA: President Uhuru Kenyatta has ordered the National Transport and Safety Authority officers off the roads.

The president who was speaking on Tuesday during the burial of 3 African Independent Pentecostal Church of Africa (AIPCA) bishops in Igembe in Meru who lost their lives in a road carnage incident in Kirinyaga county last week, said that the mandate to manage roads would be left to traffic police officers.

“ For sure road carnage has been on the rise and as the government, we are committed to taking action to reduce this menace,” President Kenyatta said.

The president said the move was aimed at seeking to better operation on Kenyan roads.

However, the president urged Kenyans to ensure they observe safety on the roads.

The president’s directive comes amidst a growing criticism on the Authority over the increasing cases of road carnage observed almost every day.

Though the body has not yet released the official figures, more than 150 lives are said to have been lost in road accidents over the past two months.