NTSA suspends licenses of 11 PSVs over traffic violations


NTSA suspends licenses of 11 PSVs over traffic violations
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In Summary

  • In a statement to newsrooms on Monday, the body stated that the operators were found to be in violation of provisions of section 7(c) and 11(1) of the NTSA regulations 2014.
  • The PSVs were therefore suspended for a maximum period of thirty days.
  • The Judiciary also further suspended driving licenses for seven drivers over drunk driving for periods ranging between one and two years.

The National Transport and Safety Authority (NTSA) has suspended night travel licenses for five Public Service Vehicles (PSVs) and road service licenses for six others over traffic violations.

In a statement to newsrooms on Monday, the body stated that the operators were found to be in violation of provisions of section 7(c) and 11(1) of the NTSA regulations 2014 and were therefore suspended for a maximum period of thirty days.

“Statistics indicate that night travel poses a high risk and majority of the accidents occur during this period. Only operators who have met stringent requirements to travel at night will be allowed to operate,” read the statement from NTSA Director General Francis Meja.

The transport operators that have had their night travel licenses include; Mbukinya Sacco (fleet number – KBZ 691E), Ongata Rongai Sacco (KBV 520L), Kenya Poa Sacco (KCJ 128A), Unified Sacco (KBT 227D) and Nazigi Sacco (KBZ 205X).

Marimba Sacco (KCG 553P), Prestige Sacco (KCF 883F), Nawasuko Sacco (KCD 358Q), Latema Sacco (KBS 335D), Kibera Bureti Sacco (KCR 051D), Lucky Baba Dogo Sacco (KBZ 390B) had their road service licenses suspended.

The Judiciary also further suspended driving licenses for seven drivers over drunk driving for periods ranging between one and two years.

Joseph Karanja (Driving License number – 0708771(KYE238)), George K.Gichane (1155328(TPQ110)), Peter Nderitu Riuta (275850(JYL-178)), Peter Ndungu Kinyanjui (0041077(LF1-130)), Solomon Mwangi Macharia (TDB-ABQ 0992), and Denis Kimani Njenga (0519904(PPB 033)) had their licenses suspended for one year.

Gabriel Njeru Kabuki (0927397(SPV 078)) was suspended for two years.

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