Kirinyaga county woman legislator Wangui Ngirichi has seconded acting Interior CS Fred Matiangi’s directive to close down all driving schools and register them a fresh in a bid to curb road carnage across the country. On Monday, Matiang’i said that deliberations with stakeholders will see the government clamp down on unqualified driving schools.
CS Fred matiangi’s whip is now cracking on driving schools across the country. Following the alarming number of deaths occurring on the roads due to numerous accidents, all driving schools are set to be suspended and be registered afresh.
A move that the Interior CS says will help reduce the number of deaths caused by accidents across the country. This comes after more than 150 people perished in grisly accidents at Sachang’wan, Bungoma, Machakos and Garissa among other areas.
Matiang’i added that a radical criteria will be released in a week and will be used to filter the unqualified driving schools from the not so professional. CS Matiang’i who was speaking alongside his transport counterpart James Macharia said new requirements will be implemented for the issuance of driving licenses countrywide.
This will also be facilitated by the National Transport and Safety Authority. The directive has since received support from Kirinyaga county woman representative Wangui Ngirichi who says efforts should be put to produce responsible drivers who care to protect the lives of Kenyans.
Matiangi’s statement however blamed the judiciary for delaying court proceedings of those culpable of road carnage’s and even putting back rogue drivers to the roads without giving due punishment.