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BY CORRESPONDENT,NAKURU,13TH DEC 2017-Just a day after over 15 people lost their lives at the deadly Sanchangwan hot spot on Nakuru-Eldoret highway,government officials have visited the scene announcing raft of measures to curb the situation.
According to the roads and infrastructure ministry permanent secretary John Mosonik who visited the area accompanied by other top officials said the government has set aside kshs 500 million that will go towards undertaking short term measures on the section of the road to address the problem.
Addressing the press Mosonik said erecting of bumps from Sobea ,Kibunjia through Salgaa will begin on Thursday as well as marking of the section of the road being the immediate measure.”This is one of the immediate and short term measure to ensure that we check on these cases”.he said.
The Ps however has blamed the cases of road carnage on careless driving on the side of drivers .He says the ministry had evidence that most drivers especially on the highways are not adhering to traffic rule a move that has seen the situation worsen
.The PS also blamed residents living around the highway for vandalizing road signs erected on the section of the road for the accidents.” I want to appeal to the residents of this locality not to vandalize these road signs it is one of the major contributing factors”.the PS said.
He has said the problem of road carnage was not limited to Nakuru county alone urging all county government to come together and also seek lasting solution to the perennial problem.
Mosonik further revealed that talks were at an advanced stage to get a tender from the government that will see the construction of the dual carriage way at the Sanchngwan area to put to an end the problem.”On the long term we have talks that are ongoing at ministerial and departmental level to see to it that a tender is out as soon as possible to commence the construction of the dual carriage way at this section”.he added. The pS says if all goes well construction may begin before may next year.