The government has called on drivers on the campaign trail ahead of the August polls to exercise road safety.
In a statement on Thursday, June 30, government spokesperson Col. (Rtd) Cyrus Oguna asked the drivers to desist from carrying excess passengers.
Oguna further called on the drivers to avoid blocking roads as they move around and restrain from driving while intoxicated.
“Those engaged in the campaign trail are urged not to carry excess passengers who even hang on vehicles which risks their lives. They are also urged not to cause any obstruction on the road or to avoid driving while drunk,” Oguna stated.
He further called on the Public Service Vehicles (PSV) owners to take their vehicles for inspection to avoid putting passengers at risk.
Oguna said that some vehicles were reported to have been lacking speed governors adding that vehicles which would not have met operational standards would be impounded.
“Public Service Vehicles (PSVs) owners and drivers are urged to take their vehicles for inspection because a large majority of these vehicles have been reported to lack speed governors which puts the driver’s, matatu conductor and passengers lives at risk,” Oguna stated.
His statement comes barely days after a vehicle on campaign trail overturned in Kisii County with scores injured during the incident.