Transport Cabinet Secretary Kipchumba Murkomen has today revealed that the government is set to implement stringent safety measures for all school buses in a bid to curb accidents and protect students. Murkomen stated, “We have finalized the drafting of the School Transport Rules aimed at better regulating and enhancing safety in the transportation of our children.”

The new policy mandates the installation of stop arms, CCTV cameras, attendants, and tracking technology on all school buses. Murkomen emphasized, “These regulations contain the provisions that will make it mandatory for those building school buses to include material and technology that will protect passengers in case of accidents.”

In response to recent tragic accidents, including the loss of over 10 lives over the weekend, Murkomen also announced additional measures. These include mandatory medical tests for all drivers and conductors of Public Service Vehicles and intensified enforcement efforts by the National Police Service and NTSA.

As the country gears up for the Easter festivities and school closures, Murkomen assured, “We shall be working closely with the NPS and monitoring the enforcement of traffic laws and regulations.” The government’s proactive approach aims to ensure the safety and well-being of all passengers, especially students, during their daily commute.