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Danger On Outer Ring Road From Parked Fuel Tanker

This petrol tanker parks at outer ring road where the stage for Matatus is supposed to be.

Every Wednesday or Thursday night KBP 617E parks at the area where there are many residential buildings putting sleeping Nairobians in danger.

Parking on the Matatu stage

Many vehicles park on this stage which is meant to be a stage used by matatus to pick and alight passengers. This makes matatus to use the Mutindwa intersection a few metres ahead where there’s no stage to wait for passengers.

This risks the lives of many.

Outer Ring is one of the most dangerous highways currently.

Since the completion of the dualling of the 13 kilometre stretch of road, accidents have claimed the lives of scores; statistics from National Transport and Safety Authority (NTSA) shows.

Outer Ring Road comes second to Mombasa road in terms of fatalities.

A former communications staff at DP William Ruto’s office, Mr. Anthony Kariki died after he was knocked by a speeding vehicle on this road.

Being a highway connecting Mombasa road and Thika Superhighway, vehicles often pass at breakneck speed.

It is therefore dangerous to cross any section of outer ring road without using the footbridges.

Footbridges

The construction of a footbridge at busy Mutindwa market area has not deterred many from risking their lives to cross without regard for their lives.

Those who use the train, a Kenya Railways stage exists at Mutindwa market, are also notorious for not using the footbridge when crossing from one side to the other.

The NTSA and Nairobi County Government must come and remove the cars parked here and tell the petrol tanker to desist from parking on this pace.

Pedestrians must also use the 11 footbridges that will gobble nearly a billion after completion.

For now, remove this death trap of a tanker from the outering road Mutindwa stage and let matatus park well.

Today, being a Thursday, the tanker has parked the whole day, it usually parks at night and leaves before 9 am in the morning.

Owners of small vehicles should also stop parking at this stage.

Matatus have found it hard to find space that has been taken over by private interests.

‘This is a public space, and we shall monitor the area, we want the tanker and private cars to stop parking on this stage. We don’t want disasters. Let’s have an orderly city’, a resident said

Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko should do something.

Why can’t the tanker park in industrial area near Kenya Pipeline Company (KPC) area.

‘Ama anaSave pesa ya parking?’

Photos

Parked tanker
Mutindwa intersection, matatus are not supposed to park here.


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