Coastweek-- Residents in Ukunda last week
participated in a road safety training exercise aimed at
sensitizing road users along the Likoni-Lunga Lunga highway on
The safety campaign spearheaded by
mining company Base Titanium was aimed at reducing road
accidents and improving road use behaviour.
The training targeted kart-pushers,
motorcycle users, PSV drivers and pedestrians.
The training coincided with a push
from the national government, notably the Cabinet Secretary for
the Ministry of Internal Security and Coordination of National
Government Dr. Fred Matiang’I, to increase oversight on the
roads aimed at reducing road accidents across the country.
According to data from the National
Transport and Safety Authority statistics, the number of people
killed on the road has increased in 2018.
By 13th August, 1,859
people had died in road accidents, while in 2017 the number of
deaths was 1,760, Pedestrians remain the most vulnerable,
accounting for 709 recorded deaths this year.
Jumah Lumumba, the Community Life
Skills Superintendent at Base Titanium said “The Likoni-Lunga
Lunga Highway is an important transport corridor for Base’s
operations, and like elsewhere on the mine site, safety is our
primary concern. By raising road safety awareness, we hope to
make Kwale safer for all road users.”