Nakuru County Senator Susan Kihika has lauded president Uhuru Kenyatta for sending NTSA out of the roads.
Posting on her popular Facebook page, the senator said this was an answer to the cries, please and prayers of the Kenyan people.
“The cries, pleas and prayers of Kenyans regarding the high rate of road accidents and resultant fatalities under the watch of NTSA have finally been answered,” wrote the senator regarding the move.
Following the move, the National Transport and Safety Authority (NTSA) will keep off the roads and leave policing and enforcement to the police traffic department. NTSA will now concentrate on its core mandate of formulating policies, strategies and advisory to the government on transport safety.
The senator adds that she’s personally grateful to the president as she has been urging for the removal of the NTSA from the roads.
“I feel vindicated because this is what we have been urging NTSA management to do especially regarding the Salgaa black spot,” wrote Kihika.
“Kenyans now look forward to a more strict traffic enforcement that will enhance safety on our roads,” says the senator.
She has also urged drivers to observe traffic rules as the government works towards a long-term solution for the Salgaa – Sachangwan stretch which is a dual carriageway.