AfDB’s concern over Thika road fatal accidents
The African Development Bank, who have funded the construction of the eight-lane Thika Superhighway, are concerned at the high number of fatal accidents on the road. The bank has sent a representative to the country to come up with a strategy on road safety. The road has so far claimed the lives of more than 80 Kenyans, during the three years that it has been under construction.
The Kenya National Highways Authority director general Meshack Kidenda says the representative is in the country to assess the situation ahead of the official opening of the road next month. The AfDB official will address the media this afternoon.
Motorists and pedestrians have been blamed for the escalating accidents, with the Kenya National Hospitals revealing last month that 70% of those who occupy beads in the hospital being accidents victims.