Road Safety in Kenya & Traffic Amendment Bill

Usalama Watch Initiative; a non-profit, NGO registered under section 10 of the Kenya NGO coordination Act. The main objective of the organization is to promote road safety and save lives on Kenyan roads.

Each school term we receive reports of children involved road traffic crashes that result in injuries and fatality. Upon our intervention in schools road crashes and incidences involving children cease. Our school safety program is based on the commitment that no child should ever have to negotiate dangerous traffic on his or her way to or from school.

Too many of our children are being killed or maimed as they travel to and from school because our roads are too dangerous. It is in this respect that Usalama Watch Initiative is proposing a road safety partnership with your organization. Usalama Watch Initiative in collaboration with the task force members consisting of five organizations inclusive of Usalama are spearheading the amendment of the Traffic Act, Cap 403 to include safety measures for school children. Read more

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Githurai Road Safety Procession info

Created: 02 April 2014

Statistics from the traffic department show that in 2013 a total of one hundred and twenty crashes occurred along the Thika Super highway, of this, one hundred and thirty five people lost their lives. In the same year the Githurai roundabout has reported over 20 deaths involving pedestrians hit by speeding vehicles.

kasaraniIt is in this respect that on Wednesday, February 19 2014 Usalama Watch Initiative with support from Global Road Safety Partnership held a procession at the Githurai roundabout. This is in line with their program on advocacy for pedestrian safety along the Thika Super Highway.

The procession was held to calling for action by the ministry of Transport and infrastructure, the newly formed National Transport and Safety NTSA, the Kenya National Highways Authority, the traffic police and county governments of Nairobi and Kiambu to address pedestrian safety issues on the Thika Super Highway.

The procession began at the spot where over twenty people died in 2013 at the Githurai roundabout. In attendance was the Githurai Member County Assembly Hon. Jackson Mwangi Ngare, Assistant Police Commander Mr. James Onyango, DTO Kasarani Ms Elenah Nyoria, OCS Githurai Mr. Samuel Otongo, Thika Superhighway road crash victims, area Primary schools, local colleges and universities, Kenya Red Cross Thika branch, Media fraternity and local residents.

At the culmination of the procession a tree was planted to remember the lives the lives lost on the Thika Super Highway with Githurai Member County Assembly Hon. Jackson Mwangi Ngare calling for the following key risk factors addressed to make the Super Highway safer for pedestrians:-
Better signage throughout the highway
Speed calming measures in built-up areas
Erection of barriers to protect pedestrians
Increased police enforcement
Construction of additional foot bridges in places that have none and that have a high human traffic
Maintenance/safety around existing foot bridges

Usalama Watch Initiative will continue to work with the Githurai MCA and other policy makers to improve pedestrian safety on the Thika Super Highway.



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