The National Transport and Safety Authority has launched a free countrywide motor vehicle clinics.
NTSA Motor Vehicle Inspection Director Gerald Wangai says that the free clinics are meant to inspect vehicles on the road and advise on repairs and maintenance if required.
According to Wangai the free clinics will be stationed along the roads was launched this month ahead of the festive season.
“We started the free clinics countrywide this month. We inspect vehicles, diagnose the problem and advise on the repairs and maintenance needed,” said Wangai.
Wangai says that the free clinics main aim will be to reduce the number of unroadworthy vehicles on the roads therefore reducing accidents.
“We are doing this because we know many people kept their vehicles in their houses and now it is the festive season, they are now releasing them not knowing that they have developed many mechanical problems,” he said.
This year alone, NTSA recorded a total of 4,023 deaths as a result of road accidents. This is an increase from last year’s 3,340 deaths.
Narok-Mai Mahiu road alone had claimed 53 lives and injured 103 including the accident that happened on Saturday leading to the death of four people.
Meanwhile government spokesperson Cyrus Oguna has urged Kenyans to observe traffic rules and avoid over speeding ahead of Christmas festivities.
“Accidents during the festive season happen because many of us are ignorant of the traffic rules,” said Oguna.
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