KURA Director General Eng. Silas Kinoti addressing the media in Meru when he flagged off a campaign in a bid to sensitize users on sharing of the roads. Photo. MPC Reporter

The Kenya Urban Roads Authority (KURA) has flagged off a campaign in a bid to sensitize users on sharing of the roads.
Director General Mr Silas Kinoti said many accidents occur depending on how safely the roads are used.
“We want to inculcate a culture of sharing the road between pedestrians, the motorists and the bodaboda operators. We have realised that most accidents are caused by motorbike riders because they don’t want to share the road. They don’t even respect traffic rules as if they are not part of them,” observed Mr Kinoti.
He noted that respecting other road users would greatly reduce accidents.

Mr Charles Chiuri the board chairman on his part said he was astonished by the growing number of road accidents, wondering why they had increased even with better roads.
“There are three factors attributed to accidents among them condition of the road, the person and the equipment. As agents who develop urban roads, we want to incorporate all measures so that we ensure safety,” said the chairman.
He also called on the public to respect road signs and ensure that they are not stolen.
KURA Deputy Director upper eastern Mr Daniel Nderitu said that they are focusing on road furniture, including bumps, road markings and road signage.
Ms Joyce Kariuki noted that the program is aimed at enhancing urban mobility for safety.
“Our roads have not done so well in terms of accidents. We want to create public awareness on road safety. Investment should not bring challenges to livelihoods through roads. They should bring about transformation and not deaths or injuries and bodaboda riders should be fast on call for this purpose” she said.
The one week campaign that started in Nyeri is expected to be carried out in Tharaka Nithi, Embu and Machakos counties.


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