Nakuru County Deputy Governor H.E David Kones played a pivotal role in this year’s World Day of Remembrance for crash victims held in Naivasha Sub-county. The solemn event aimed to honour the millions of individuals who lost their lives or suffered severe injuries in crashes, expressing solidarity with the victims and their families.
The commemoration featured a poignant chapter walk, spanning from the Naivasha interchange to the Delamere shop, where the event took place. This symbolic walk sought to advocate evidence-based actions for preventing road-related casualties, raising public awareness about the road safety challenge, and encouraging safer behaviour on the roads.
Survivors of road accidents shared their traumatic experiences, emphasizing the need for road users to exercise caution and consideration for others. Deputy Governor Kones highlighted Nakuru County’s commitment to road safety through the County Transport and Safety Committee. He mentioned substantial investments in developing Non-Motorized Transport (NMT) facilities in urban areas to reduce pedestrian accidents, a significant contributor to fatalities. Additionally, resources are allocated to installing road safety infrastructure such as signs and markings.
The event drew the participation of key figures, including Infrastructure CECM Michael Kamau, Chief Officer for Disaster Management Joyce Ncece, Naivasha MP Jayne Kihara, and representatives from various stakeholders, such as the National Transport and Safety Authority (NTSA), Kenya Roads Board (KRB), Kenya Rural Roads Authority (KeRRA), NCA, KENHA, KENGEN, NYS, Safaricom, Council for Persons with Disabilities, County Commissioner, Nacada, Kemsa, and Road Safety Associations of Kenya.
Deputy Governor Kones emphasized the importance of collective efforts to enhance road safety, recognizing that such initiatives are crucial for preventing tragedies and fostering a safer transportation environment for all residents. The event served as a powerful reminder of the impact of road accidents on individuals, families, and communities.