Speed Governors Association is calling upon the National Transport and Safety Authority (NTSA) to take action against the Sacco whose one of its vehicle got involved in a road accident killing eight people in Kisumu early this week.
The association chairman Edward Gitonga said the Sacco must be held accountable for the accident noting that preliminary investigations indicate the speed governor of the ill fated vehicle was tampered with.
What we asking this Sacco be held accountable even for the deaths that occurred and we want to see action rolling since we have lobbied for NTSA functions for many years and they must have credible infrastructure in place as required by law, said Edward Gitonga
Gitonga said the authority must swing into action and order the withdrawal of all the 63 vehicles operating under Kimisahline Transport Sacco.
He said that the fleets must be taken for mechanical checks and drivers skills re-tested to ensure they have the capability to operate on the roads.
Speaking at Katito police station where the wreckage of the14 seater matatu was towed to after the accident, Gitonga says they established that the speed governor of the vehicle had been removed.
He added that the vehicle that was plying Kisumu – Homa Bay – Migori route had no speed limiter.
Gitonga says the driver had terminated the speed governor and when the tire burst occurred, the driver was on a high speed which clearly shows it was work of a technician, said Gitonga.
We wanted to detect if at all time that vehicle had speed governor and we have found that this vehicle had speed governor fitted but it was tampered with and we have just learnt that the wire connection were indeed removed
He also blamed the accident on the driver whom he says had no experience on the road.
The accident occurred at Nyakwere Trading Centre in Nyakach Sub County killing six on the spot, while two others succumb while receiving treatment. Among the dead included three secondary students.\
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