- Mohammud said motorists, especially those driving public service vehicles should drive with care to minimise accidents and injuries.
- He cited the Nairobi–Mombasa Highway and Nairobi–Kangundo road as the most notorious roads.
Motorists plying Machakos roads have been cautioned against flouting traffic laws.
Machakos county police commander Issa Mohammud said most road accidents were caused by human error that included recklessness and careless driving.
Mohammud warned that as the National Police Service was charged with the responsibility of enforcing the law, they will ensure discipline and sanity among road users is restored.
“Schools are opening and several students are going back, so my appeal is to all motorists to be careful during this time,” Mohammud said.
He spoke to the Star at his office in Machakos on Wednesday.
Mohammud said motorists, especially those driving public service vehicles should drive with care to minimise accidents and injuries.
“Road accidents seriously impact society and communities negatively, especially if fatalities and injuries are registered," he said.
"Some get permanent disabilities as a result of the accidents which could have been avoided through careful driving."
He cited the Nairobi–Mombasa Highway, Nairobi–Kangundo road and Nairobi–Garissa road, especially towards Mwingi to Garissa as the most notorious in road carnages.
“Lately, we have been having fatalities on our roads and most of these fatalities are due to human error,” Mohammud said.
“We need to make sure that we save the society together and we will play our part enforcing rules and regulations on the road to ensure that our children are safe on their way to school."
Mohammud said speeding was the major cause of accidents.
Mohammud spoke three days after five people died in a tragic road accident along the Nairobi-Mombasa Highway.
They died on Sunday evening in a grisly road accident involving a matatu and a lorry in Makueni county.
The dead included the matatu driver, a woman and her three children.
Kibwezi subcounty police commander George Kashmir confirmed the incident.
"An accident has occurred 30 kilometres away from Mtito Andei. Two vehicles; a matatu belonging to Kinatwa Sacco collided with a lorry while trying to overtake it," Kashmir said on phone.
In another incident in Machakos, a lawyer, 38, died on the spot after a motorbike he was riding was knocked down by a speeding lorry in Kamuthanga on Saturday.
Mohammud said they are pursuing the lorry driver who fled the scene after the incident.
"We are in hot pursuit of the driver and we will arrest him," Mohammud said.
The Machakos-based lawyer was a managing partner at O.N Makau & Mulei Advocates.
(Edited by Tabnacha O)