The Mathioya MP and the Kenyan Ambassador to Belgium have blamed drivers, the police and passengers for the high number of accidents on the Kenol-Murang'a road.
At the same time Clement Wambugu and Kembi Gitura also demanded for the immediate repair and expansion of the Kenol-Murang'a road where an accident occurred a few days ago claiming 16 lives and maiming others.
While giving his message of condolence to the bereaved families, the envoy noted that many drivers especially the matatu operators were ignorant of traffic rules and regulations.
Mathioya Mp demanded for the compensation of the bereaved families. While condemning the road carnage, Wambugu said the government should compensate the families and noted that many of the dead were the sole breadwinners in their families. "We are going to ensure that the victims are well compensated and the road is expanded this year," said Wambugu.
He added that government had promised to repair the road but demanded that that be done immediately. He also cited poor road construction by the contractors whom he claimed did a shoddy job. Kembi blamed corruption and carelessness for the many accidents in the road.
He asked that there be a strict application of the Michuki rules to ensure that there was safety on the road adding that even passengers should be responsible.
The former Kiharu Mp said though the road had several police road blocks, matatus were still overloading and driving at dangerous speeds endangering the lives of passengers and other road users. "As much as we blame potholes for the many accidents on the road, all the road users especially the drivers must adhere to traffic rules to avert more accidents," said Kembi.
He accused traffic police of abetting corruption by taking bribes from drivers who break traffic rules instead of arresting them. Kembi is eyeing the senator seat in Murang'a County condemned the officers adding that they are also to blame for the increased accidents.
The grisly road crush took place on May 16 at Karigu-ini area after a lorry transporting building blocks rammed a 14 seater Nissan matatu from the rear killing the victims on the spot.
Three other bodies are yet to be identified and are lying at the Thika Hospital mortuary. Statistics indicate that more than 300 people have perished on the accident prone road in a span of two years.