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OUTERING ROAD UPGRADE NEWS

The construction of Outer Ring into a dual carriageway will now start after many false starts. Kenya Urban Roads Authority (KURA) has said the construction project will take three years. The road starts from the Eastern bypass junction at Taj Mall up to Thika Road junction at GSU headquarters. The project is jointly funded by the Kenyan government and Africa Development Bank (AfDB) estimated to cost Sh8.5 billion. 11.5 per cent funding coming from the Government and 88.5 per cent being funded by the bank. KURA has now embarked on consultancy to do Road Asset Management System covering pavements, bridges, roadside furniture and slopes, and traffic control devices. The consultancy will develop and implement a Road Maintenance Management System and  mapping system.

 

Rajbir Rai and Tim Challen have won 2014 KCB Kenya National Rally Championship in the KCB Kisumu Rally on Saturday in a Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution 10.

Earlier in the year the duo had won Ugandan Rally. 

 Carl Tundo became second in his Proton S2000 

 

A BIG NO TO ANNUAL INSPECTION OF PRIVATE CARS

The National Transport and Safety Authority (NTSA) is mistaken in planning to inspect private vehicles. The plan to inspect private vehicles less than 4 years is unwise, subjective and lacks any basis.

All vehicles more than four years old will be required to undergo mandatory annual  inspections. This will make private car owners to queue with matatu, Lorries and other commercial vehicles which are required by law to undergo the same.

Motorist Association of Kenya believes that many traffic amendments are being done in haste without due process and requisite public debates and stakeholder input. All law should be in line with the new constitution not to infringe on freedom of movement.

Private business of hitherto government functions in present privatization frenzy is suspect.Private companies could take advantage of the rule for self profiteering detrimental to motorists.

Private vehicles percentage in accidents is less than 3% making them one of the safest road users. This is because private car owner maintain their own vehicles to safety standards and are known for courteous driving unlike many other sectors.

The government should clear its house first by maintaining roads which are in deplorable condition that are potholed narrow roads without even basic signage. After doing this they can present the matter for debate. As for now, this rule is uncalled for.

Motorists Association of Kenya is going to mobilize its members and vehicle owners in general to check and ensure that their basic motoring freedoms are not infringed on by public service agencies disguised in the mask of road safety. 

 

Budget deficit could be the motive behind the zeolous enforcement of speed limits. Faced with a bloated workforce, the authorities are exploring various tactics to raise funds. This could inform the heavy bails and fines for minor traffic offences. Roadside courts are now a countrywide feature. The instant fines inconvenience many drivers who end up trapped in prison vans and spending most of their working day at the checkpoints. 

 

Kenya has signed an agreement with China on the financing for the construction of the standard gauge railway project joining the Port of Mombasa to Nairobi.
The railway will later extend to East African countries and the whole of Great Lake region. East African Heads of State witnessed the signing of the agreement.
This is one of the mega deals struck between Kenya and China during Chinese Prime Minister Li Keqiang's visit to the Country.

 

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Our Contacts

Motorists Association of Kenya

P.O BOX 8120-00200

Tel: 0723 779950

Email: info@motoristassociationofkenya.com

Web: www.motoristassociationofkenya.com

 

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