#FRONTROW: I am terrified of driving at night and you should be too

Aftermath of an accident on December 18, 2017. Our public service vehicles are deathtraps and our roads might as well be slaughterhouses. PHOTO | FILE

What you need to know:

  • I am grateful that I can take these precautions and ­­­­­­­I fully realise that it comes from a certain degree of privilege out of the reach of everyone that I can decide not to use public transport in the dark.

  • For millions of Kenyans for whom that is not an option, they are unknowingly putting themselves in danger every time they board a bus or a matatu and hope they get to their destination in one piece.

I was speaking at the Maasai Mara University in late November and was still engaging the students when the sun began to dim and night approached menacingly.


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