Road safety association calls for removal of guardrails on Thika Road

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The Road Safety Association of Kenya has called for the removal of all metal guardrails on Thika Road terming them dangerous to road users.

Led by the chairman David Njoroge and secretary general Wambugu Nyamu the group gave the Kenya National Highways Authority (KeNHA) a month to replace the rails with plastic ones or face court action.

The move comes five days after the death of Nyeri Governor Wahome Gakuru whose Mercedes Benz rammed into guardrails near Kabati on the Nyeri-Nairobi highway.

Briefing journalists at the scene after inspecting guardrails at various sections of the road, the officials blamed the accident “purely on human error” and said it could have been avoided.

“Apart from the governor these guardrails have killed so many other Kenyans and we as a safety association have raised the issue on various occasions. We give KeNHA a month to remove them or we will go to court,” he said.

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