NGO Council raise a red flag against drunken driving

Mr Cheboi said the Council was exploring ways of partnering with the NTSA to spearhead a nationwide safe driving week in which the public would be sensitized on how to avoid the obvious lapses leading to tragic road accidents

By The Weekly Vision Online

The NGO Council of Kenya leadership has expressed concern at the rising number of cases of road accidents that have seen, in some cases, whole families being wiped out. In a press statement, Council Chairman Stephen Cheboi said he had received alarming reports of whole families perishing especially during the recent festive season.

Mr Cheboi said the Council was exploring ways of partnering with the NTSA to spearhead a nationwide safe driving week in which the public would be sensitized on how to avoid the obvious lapses leading to tragic road accidents.

He warned that even as the country enters the political high season of campaigns ahead of the August 9th elections there is every reason for wananchi to steer clear of driving while drunk. He said many politicians are known to abuse alcohol and resort to reckless dangerous driving. He said recent accidents in Kiambu, Juja, Muranga, Nyahururu and Isiolo involving family members was a wake-up call and Kenyans must say no to drunken driving.

Mr Cheboi stressed that the needless loss of lives most of whom are still in their prime and breadwinners was “unacceptable” and must be stopped.

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