Commuters Stranded on Nakuru-Eldoret Highway, Vehicles Impounded

A number of commuters were left stranded at Mau Summit along Nakuru -Eldoret highway on the eve of Christmas day.

This was after up to seventy Public Service vehicles were impounded at the spot by the National Transport and Safety Authority(NTSA) officials.

Vehicles impounded at Mau Summit along Nakuru – Eldoret highway

NTSA cracked the whip on the 70 vehicles which they termed to be un-roadworthy.

With the festive season at its peak, the authority seems to have tightened the belt on road safety measures.

As the 2019 festivities came to a close, the authority unleashed a double edge sword that not only cuts the drivers ad car owners but also passengers.

The inspector general of police left no stone unturned when he ordered excess passengers on PSV to be arrested.

In a press briefing with NTSA on December 19, Mutyambai said the move is to ensure maximum safety during the holidays.

“The responsibility lies with the passengers. They can never blame the matatu conductor for being the excess passenger,” said Mutyambai.

A major snarl up had also been experienced earlier in the day at Weitethie along Thika Super Highway.

Traffic situation on Thika Super Highway

This is after a contractor blocked the road so as to hoist a footbridge.

According to KENHA the contractor was instructed to only block the highway between 11 pm to 4 am on the designated days.

The operation was later on stopped with KENHA blaming the contractor for poor traffic management plans.

The traffic had begun on Monday when a driving safety operation by police saw drivers and travellers spend a better part of the day stuck at the same point.

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