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MATATU CRACKDOWN BY TRAFFIC POLICE IN KENYA

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Police have announced a massive traffic crackdown in the wake of escalating road accidents in Kenya. Over 1,000 people have died in road accidents in the past four months prompting the operation to remove faulty vehicles from the roads, starting Wednesday. Traffic commandant Joseph ole Tito made the announcement after meeting with representatives of public service vehicles operators. “Am giving matatu owners two days to ensure their vehicles are in order before we start the operations. We shall particularly be checking on faulty speed governors but also other requirements ,” he said. During the meeting at the traffic headquarters in Nairobi, vehicle owners proposed the 80 kilometres per hour speed limit for matatus be increased to 100 kilometre per hour. Mr Tito rejected the request outright, saying the most accidents are caused by speeding. The traffic boss also revealed that his officers would adopt new technology in restoring road sanity. In future, he said, police vehicles would be fitted with digital Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) capable of detecting and recording speed of targeted vehicles as they cruise on the highway as well as preserving the images. The details would then be downloaded at the commandant’s office and printouts produced for evidence in court. “The trials (on the technology) were done in March this year and recommendations was made to acquire them and start using them on our roads,” said Mr Tito. Hey guys this the only radio of its kind in the diaspora and if you havent tried to tune inn ,then you missing alot so log now www.blogtalkradio.com/denzel-musumba of find it live on facebook,twitter,myspace or call 1 347 857 1206

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