Sachangwan blackspot will be fixed in January - CS Keter

Energy CS Charles Keter with Nakuru Governor Lee Kinyanjui at the Sachangwan accident scene, December 12, 2017. /AMOS KERICH
Energy CS Charles Keter with Nakuru Governor Lee Kinyanjui at the Sachangwan accident scene, December 12, 2017. /AMOS KERICH

The government is planning to redesign Nakuru-Eldoret highway in a month after

a series of deadly accidents at blackspots.

Energy CS Charles Keter said a dual carriageway between Mau Summit junction and Ngata will be put up.

"The road will be redesigned in January to separate trucks from small cars so to save more lived," he said on Wednesday.

The CS spoke at Sachangwan where more than 30 people died in a crash involving 15 vehicles.

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Keter

said officers were already setting up light masts between Kamara and Ngata.

"Following the recent accident at Maraba in Kamara that killed seven musicians two days ago, I talked to President Uhuru Kenyatta who ordered me to start lighting the stretch," Keter said.

He said residents requested him to divert trucks on an old parallel

road to the stretch.

Nakuru Governor Lee Kinyanjui asked road users to be more careful especially during the festive season.

Between Monday and Tuesday, more than 70 people were killed in three separate accidents.

The Sachangwan accident occurred after a speeding trailer crashed into several other vehicles.

It was alleged that the trailer driver was being pursued by NTSA officials in Nakuru but the authority dismissed the claims.

Nineteen people from one family died in a multiple car crash at Mfupi bridge, Bungoma, while four others died in two separate accidents in Machakos county.

In his Jamhuri Day address, Uhuru issued a stern warning against careless driving.