Murkomen Calls Out Reckless Drivers As He Plans Action Against Viral Video Of Passengers Hanging Out A Car Window

Kenya’s Cabinet Secretary for Roads and Transport, Kipchumba Murkomen, took to social media on Monday to address a dangerous driving incident. He shared a video of a white Mercedes Benz E-250 speeding down Mombasa Road with two passengers hanging out the windows.

Murkomen used the video to directly address the car’s registered owner, James Gathogo Njeri, highlighting the reckless behavior and potential danger posed to other road users. This public callout serves as a strong reminder of the government’s commitment to improving road safety in Kenya.

The incident comes on the heels of the recent launch of the National Road Safety Action Plan 2024-2028. Announced by President William Ruto on April 17th, the plan outlines a series of measures aimed at curbing reckless driving and reducing road accidents.

These measures include:

  • Zero tolerance policy: Stricter enforcement of traffic laws with no exceptions.
  • Enhanced monitoring: Utilizing technology to improve detection of violations.
  • Instant fines: A system of immediate penalties to deter reckless behavior.

President Ruto emphasized the importance of these new measures, stating, “No one will be exempted from road safety compliance.” The alarming rise in road accidents and injuries has spurred the government to take decisive action.

Murkomen’s public callout, coupled with the new National Road Safety Action Plan, sends a clear message: reckless driving will not be tolerated. The government, along with concerned citizens, is actively working to improve safety on Kenyan roads.