The national government is putting measures in place to prevent accidents at the Kaburengu deadly spot along the Eldoret-Webuye highway.
Kakamega County Commissioner (CC) Abdirisack Jaldesa said he intended to meet the transport sector stakeholders including the Kenya National Highways Authority (KENHA)), the National Transport and Safety Authority (NTSA), the traffic police as well as truck and matatu drivers to deliberate on the matter.
He pointed out that KENHA would erect speed bumps and signposts at the area while the police would mount constant checks.
The CC said hardly a week passed without an accident being reported at the place with the latest happening on 21st December last year where 12 people lost their lives after a tanker rammed into a stationary matatu.
“Several others were injured and we instruct all motorists to follow the road safety regulations,” he said.
The situation has been aggravated by the ongoing construction of an interchange at the place where the curving diversion poses a trick to the drivers.
He said scores of hawkers who have stationed themselves at the area would be asked to relocate to reduce potential accident victims.
By Sammy Mwibanda