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President Ruto Vows To Permanently Tame Road Accidents

President William Ruto has vowed that his administration will permanently tame the ever-rising accident crisis in the nation which has continued to claim the lives of Kenyans.

Speaking during the launch of the National Road Safety Action Plan 2024-2028 at the Kenyatta International Conventional Centre (KICC), Ruto said that the soaring accident numbers ought to be reduced by half and should be effectively executed through collaboration among all relevant agencies.

“The target as was said by the chair is to cut down by 50%. I will be looking out for the 50%. Everything in between you have my support you have the support of this administration to do it but the people of Kenya and I will be focused on results,” he said on Wednesday.

He also urged the public to take part in controlling road accidents saying every road user has the responsibility of knowing the outcomes of recklessness in roads.

“I also expect greater participation by the public. Every road user, pedestrian, passenger, driver, private sector, our children must be conscious of the dangers that lurk behind road usage,” he stated.

“It is my expectation that we will be the administration that will finally deal with his challenge.”

The president raised concerns over the huge number of deaths and injuries recorded from accidents, stating that it has eroded Kenyans’ trust in using Kenyan roads.

“We have 20,000 people in hospital because of different kinds of accidents. We are using a colossal amount of money trying to treat them. Families are using breadwinners, fathers, mothers, and it is devastating,” he said.

He further gave Roads and Transport Cabinet Secretary (CS) Kipchumba Murkomen one year to bring different results of reduced numbers of road accidents.

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