NTSA checks Kiambu speed governors

By: JOHN KAMAU

The National Transport and Safety Authority is inspecting speed governors in Central region for free to minimise accidents during Christmas.

It launched the road safety campaign in Kiambu county yesterday in conjuction with the Thika Policing Unit and Mount Kenya Matatu Owners Association.

Also involved were the 27 recognised speed governor fitters.

“This campaign is all about ensuring PSVs follow the rules to avoid accidents,” said NTSA deputy director Dominic Kabiru.

“We are focusing on speed because it is the main cause of deaths on our roads.” NTSA officials replaced faulty speed governors and those tampered with at no cost.

Kabiru said no one will be punished during the inspection. Transport ministry engineer Charles Ragui said they are using the Universal Policing Unit to inspect.

“It can produce a report showing if the driver has been speeding,” he said. It is the second phase of the national campaign. The first phase covered the Rift Valley.