Roads and Transport CS Kipchumba Murkomen has issued a directive that all police officers, regardless of their departments must enforce traffic laws in a bid to enhance road safety.

In a statement on Thursday, Murkomen who on his X account shared a picture of a boda boda rider carrying four people, called out all police officers to enforce the law on such individuals.

“Good morning Kenya. Following the directives issued by His Excellency the President, all police officers are under instructions to enforce the law without considering their police departments. Such errand drivers, riders and passengers will be in a lot of trouble. The numbers must fall,” Murkomen said.

This comes a day after President William Ruto during the official launch of the National Road Safety Action Plan by NTSA, warned the Cs over the increasing cases of road accidents.

The head of state gave Murkomen and his team a year to ensure that road carnage incidents reduce.

“I look forward to one year from now when we will have another meeting and Kipchumba Murkomen you better come and report to us that the numbers are coming down otherwise you will be in a lot of trouble,” the Ruto said during the launch.

Speaking at Kenyatta International Conference Centre (KICC) during the launch, Murkomen, said that the Transport Ministry are forging a collaboration with the National Police Service under Inspector General Japhet Koome to execute the presidential order.

In his statement during the launch, Murkomen emphasized on the importance of streamline the boda boda sector noting that they are leading cause of accidents in the country.

“38 per cent of people we lose are pedestrians, 32 per cent are Bodaboda riders and 26 per cent are lost through public-private vehicle accidents,” Murkomen had commented during the NTSA launch.






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