I am aware that many people are traveling from urban to rural areas to join their families, relatives, and friends to celebrate Christmas together.
Many have been busy with their jobs all through the year, and this festive season offers a perfect opportunity to relax and recharge.
Because of this, many matatus, buses, private vehicles, bicycles, and motorbikes will be many on the roads. They will all have passengers filled to capacity giving no space to even whisper nor stretch.
Drivers, minimize speed, kindly, to avoid accidents. Rushing is no good at all. Carelessness while driving can lead to tragic accidents. Alcohol drinking does not add any value to you as well.
On the other hand, passengers should avoid being greedy and the urge of rushing fast home by boarding vehicles that are full already. Avoid haste and save your life.
If you know very well that the vehicle you’re about to board is full better wait for the next, rather than putting your life, that of other passengers and road users at risk.
Traffic police officers cannot stop this accidents’ issue alone, they might regulate congestion, but as long as motorists keep giving out bribes so as to brek traffic laws, the accidents will continue to be witnessed.
Accidents cause brutal deaths and severe injuries to the passengers, drivers, touts, and pedestrians.
During this festive season, conmanship is also high where some target Public Service Vehicle (PSVs) to steal from innocent passengers! They take them to unknown places, far from many people, and turn against them.
Be keen with your luggage and wallets to avoid robbing and falling prey to pick-pocketing.
When you are leaving your home this period, ensure you have locked your door well, and if possible security must be there.
While on the roads, many strangers may pretend to be touts and drivers – take caution! This earth is hard! Conmanship in Kenya is on the rapid rise. Be careful.
Merry Christmas and prosperous New Year 2022.