Thika Highway Financiers Raise Red Flag Over Accidents

Published on 14 May 2012 in All by Victoria Rubadiri

The increased road accidents on the Thika Superhighway have prompted the African Development Bank (AfDB), a major financier of the project, to blow the whistle on safety gaps on the highway. AfDB representatives have taken a detailed tour of the road to inspect several danger spots. Since January this year over 50 people have lost their lives on Thika Highway, the region’s first mega thoroughfare that has also experienced a number of automobile accidents.With about two months to go until completion of the highway, AfDB Transport Engineer George Makajuma said there are a few sections that still need to be modified to ensure total safety. Continue reading

Death of railway transport blurs Kenya’s pathway to Vision 2030

An RVR train. Photo/FILE

Published on 02 May 2012 in Business Daily by George Omondi

About 160 kilometres northwest of Nairobi, dozens of police officers on duty at Nakuru Railway Station take turns each day physically searching travellers before freeing them to proceed to their destinations.

Screening some of the approximately 100,000 passengers who pass through Kenya’s fourth largest town by road each day has become an important aspect of these officers’ routine for the last five years. Continue reading