In a move to alleviate traffic congestion, Transport Cabinet Secretary Kipchumba Murkomen has announced Kenya’s partnership with the South Korean government to deploy an intelligent system aimed at addressing the persistent traffic challenges, particularly in Nairobi City.

CS Murkomen revealed today, Thursday 25th January 2024, that the Ministry has engaged the Korea Trade-Investment Promotion Agency (KOTRA) to implement the Intelligent Traffic Management System (ITS), a cutting-edge technology designed to revolutionize traffic control and management.

“The intelligent traffic monitoring system, which provides a 360-degree view of the entire road, has helped improve safety and emergency response. It will be a good benchmark for the ITS that we have piloted and are now ready to roll out,” Murkomen emphasized, highlighting the potential impact of the ITS system.

During discussions with KOTRA, Murkomen also explored opportunities for collaboration in advancing Kenya’s infrastructure agenda and enhancing order in the transport sector, including the rollout of the Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) system.

The implementation of the ITS system marks a significant milestone in Kenya’s efforts to address traffic congestion, a persistent issue that has plagued major highways and the Nairobi Central Business District (CBD).

The move is expected to ease congestion, improve safety, and enhance emergency response, offering a ray of hope to Kenyans grappling with the adverse effects of heavy traffic snarl-ups.