Over 60 public service vehicles have been detained by Traffic police officers in Homa Bay County in the ongoing crackdown on non-compliant vehicles.
The Homa Bay County Commissioner (CC), Irungu Macharia who is leading the crackdown said majority of the PSVs were confiscated in Kendu Bay, Oyugis, Homa-Bay Towns and other parts of the county.
The drivers were arrested as they tried to divert from using the main roads to avoid the crackdown being spearheaded by the Ministry of Transport and that of Interior to enforce road safety measures.
The CC said among those arrested were drivers and conductors who had not complied with the traffic regulations and were being arraigned in court.
He added that a few of the vehicles that complied with the conditions specified by the government have been allowed to operate in their normal routes.
Macharia said they will not relent on the ongoing crackdown as was stated by the Cabinet Secretary for Interior, Dr. Fred Matiang’i until sanity is restored in the transport sector.
He warned the drivers and conductors who were not ready to abide by the traffic regulations to prepare for a tough war, urging the passengers to ensure that they board vehicles which have fully complied with the traffic rules or risk arrest and prosecution also.
Macharia further revealed that the crackdown would be extended to probox vehicles and motorbikes operating in the county to ensure that they comply with the safety measures.
By Davis Langat