Transport Cabinet Secretary Kipchumba Murkomen has announced the reversal of former President Uhuru Kenyatta’s directive that barred National Transport and Safety Authority (NTSA) officers from road enforcement.

Murkomen stated, “We are going to establish a mechanism where the previous directive to remove NTSA from enforcement will be vacated and a collaborative regime between NTSA and NPS will be put in place for a more efficient enforcement.”

Following a tragic accident along the Nairobi-Mombasa Highway that claimed the lives of 11 students and left 20 others injured, Murkomen’s decision aims to enhance road safety measures. The move comes amidst another fatal accident in Bomet County where five individuals lost their lives.

Interior Cabinet Secretary Kithure Kindiki echoed the government’s commitment to reducing road carnage nationwide, emphasizing, “We are coming up with nationwide law enforcement measures against traffic offenses, drunk driving, and unroadworthy vehicles.”

Kindiki highlighted the need for all road users to comply with traffic laws and emphasized the fight against corruption on the roads.