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Ojaamong appeals to motorists and motorcyclists to obey traffic rules



Busia Governor Sospeter Ojaamong has called on motorists and
motorcyclists to be responsible road users to minimise road carnage.

Speaking during the burial of a Webuye Nissan accident victim, Vincent
Osoma Obai-52 at Moru Karisa area in Teso South Sub County, Ojaamong
blamed reckless motorists and boda-boda riders for the high number of
road accidents across the country.

Osoma was among eight passengers who perished in a dawn accident on
 January 2, at Musembe area along the Webuye-Eldoret highway after a
matatu they were travelling in rammed into a stationary truck.

He said the country is losing many lives through road accidents
leaving many households without breadwinners while many children are
orphaned.

“Drivers and boda-boda riders must all respect traffic rules. We can’t
afford to continue losing lives. It is time law enforcement agencies
strictly enforce traffic regulations to avoid more deaths on our
roads.” he stated.

The Governor also faulted members of the public living along the
Busia- Malaba highway for erecting illegal bumps without consulting
the relevant authorities.

“Let all road users exercise extra caution. Illegal bumps on the
Busia-Malaba road are worrying as they endanger the lives of motorists
plying the busy highway.

“Instead of these artificial bumps, drivers and boda-boda operators
should respect traffic rules for the safety of all road users,” he
said.

The Archbishop of Nairobi Archdiocese Philip Anyolo in a condolence
message read on his behalf described the late as a jovial, social,
good hearted man, humorous and patient.

He said during his two-year stint as Principal of St. Augustine Mang’u (Thika), the late was a mentor to both  the teachers and non-teaching staff, and worked closely in harmony with each one of
them.

“His legacy in the short time spent together lingers in our hearts and
in the hearts of the young boys that interacted very closely with
him.” read his condolence message.



Last week, while issuing a statement on road safety as schools
re-opened,  the Government Spokesperson Cyrus Oguna said the country
lost many lives to road accidents.




Busia Governor Sospeter Ojaamong Speaks during the burial of
a Webuye Nissan accident victim, Vincent Osoma Obai-52 at Moru Karisa
area in Teso South Sub County

“By the end of last year (2021), the country had lost 4,579 lives
through avoidable road crashes, with 16,046 nursing injuries,” Oguna
stated.
.

 

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