Police in Nyahururu have launched a manhunt for drivers flouting road safety rules as tourists flock in to sample various destinations in Laikipia County.
The Nyahururu Sub County Police Commander, Geoffrey Mayek said the current increased traffic in the town called for close supervision to ensure safety.
“We want to ensure that road users follow traffic rules to the letter,” reiterated Mayek as he warned motorists against using un-roadworthy vehicles.
“We are calling on passengers to inform the police of any rogue drivers who have a tendency of driving while drunk or flouting traffic rules to cash on the festivities,” he said, adding that police were on high alert to pull out such vehicles to avert accidents.
The police boss called on private car owners to ensure their vehicles are roadworthy and adhere to road markings and signs to avert mishaps.
“Avoid carrying excess passengers and ensure you fasten your seat belts,” added Mayek, while calling on the public to be alert and report any incidents to the police.
Nyahururu town is served by four major roads connecting Nyeri, Nakuru, Gilgil and Maralal towns.
The festive season has ushered in massive traffic jams especially in the evening as travellers check-in for the nights.
By Anne Sabuni