Christian clerics from Garissa under the umbrella of pastors fellowship last evening performed prayers along the killer Garissa – Mwingi highway to cleanse it from numerous accidents that have claimed lives in the recent past.
Led by Rev. David Matolo from Redeemed Gospel Church, the clerics said they don’t wish Kenyans travelling for the December holidays to lose their lives through road accidents.
Speaking at the end of two kilometres procession from Madogo to Mororo, Rev Matolo said the churches have lost their members on the road; the more reason to call for divine intervention. “The rising number of road accidents is now becoming a concern to us (the church) and that is why we have come together to dedicate this day to cleanse this road,” Matolo said adding: “I want to sincerely urge all road users to exercise lots of caution as we travel to various destinations during the December festive season.”
The church leaders attributed the increased road accidents to careless driving and urged the Kenya National Highways Authority KeNHA to erect bumps on black spots where three people lost their lives two weeks ago. They also urged the traffic police to ensure they enforce traffic rules to minimize road carnage during the festive period.
The prayers comes soon after three people who were using a bodaboda motorcycle lost their lives after colliding with an oncoming bus along Garissa-Nairobi highway, two kilometers from Garissa town.
The three, a rider and two female passengers died on the spot.
By Jacob Songok