A Murang’a based Matatu Sacco has commenced random inspection exercises of all its vehicles so as to ensure they observe safety especially during this festive season.
The Murang’a Shuttle Sacco on Thursday conducted an inspection of its vehicles plying Murang’a-Nairobi route to ascertain that the drivers observe traffic rules.
The Chairman of the Sacco, Martin Kangangi noted that they have been carrying regular random inspections at least three times per month so as to guarantee travelers safety.
He observed that this time, many drivers especially those of public service vehicles tend to flout traffic rules as they compete to rush due to increase of passengers.
The Sacco’s drivers, he stated are under strict directive not to carry excess passengers as well as avoid speeding.
“All our vehicles are occasionally inspected to ensure they are roadworthy. Drivers wh
o are found flouting traffic rules are disciplined accordingly,” added the chairman.
Through frequent inspection, Kangangi said they have managed to minimise accidents, saying that this year the very few accidents were witnessed.
During the inspection exercise, the Sacco took chance to share Christmas goodies with passengers.
Some of passengers who were lucky were refunded the fare they had paid as the Sacco officials appreciated travelers who have been traveling with their vehicles.
The Chairman advised passengers to use provided contacts to report any driver who will drive carelessly or flout traffic rules.
Speaking elsewhere, the said they will not allow any public service vehicle to carry excess passengers.
Kinyua warned drivers who tend to flout traffic rules during festive season as they compete for passengers saying officers will monitor all roads within the county to ensure no accident will be witnessed especially through careless driving.
By Bernard Munyao