NTSA should station recovery vehicles on the roads

Kakamega matatu accident

The wreckage of the matatu which hit a truck at Msembe in Kakamega County along Webuye- Eldoret highway on January 2, 2022, killing 8 passengers on the spot.


Photo credit: Isaac Wale | Nation Media Group

Road safety • There have been many fatal road accidents involving stationary motor vehicles on the highways, the most recent being the Lumakanda one that killed eight people and left many others seriously injured, says Bernard D. Njuguna. “The NTSA should station heavy-duty towing and recovery vehicles on the roads. Placing hazard signs doesn’t seem to work.” His contact is [email protected]

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Excellence • Despite a lacklustre academic start at the Duke of York School (now Lenana School), Richard Leakey worked hard and excelled in paleontology, conservation and public administration. “His atheism stood out in a country that has always prided itself on its religiosity. He embodied the school motto of Nihil Praeter Optimum (Nothing but the best!)” His contact is [email protected]

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End of break • James Githinji, wishing Kiambu Governor Joseph Nyoro a happy New Year, wants work to resume after the long holiday. “Kindly have the other half of the 800 metres of tarmac at the start of Ruiru-Githunguri road completed, if you hope to get elected later in the year. Motorists have to squeeze to fit into the tarmacked section.” His contact is [email protected]

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Crime • In developed countries, law enforcement agencies and civilians licensed to carry guns complement one another in maintaining security, says Joe Ngige Mungai. “In Kenya, a chief is not armed. It’s absurd that we have more guns among criminals. What lessons did we learn from Dusit and Garissa University College, and Equity Bank in Kisumu?” His contact is [email protected]

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Strategy • One Kenya Alliance (OKA) should quickly disband and join either UDA or ODM, Job Telewa advises. “ANC party leader Musalia Mudavadi and his Ford-Kenya counterpart Moses Wetang’ula have not shown a clear interest in vying for the presidency. “If they will just hang around like this, it will be hard for them to be in the next government.” His contact is [email protected]

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