National Transport and Safety Authority (NTSA) chairperson Lee Kinyanjui said the new curriculum will replace the old model of equipping drivers with techniques of operating in the Kenyan roads, which, for the last decade, have been upgraded tremendously to ease traffic and reduce accidents.


“The new curriculum will integrate the new developments in the road network,” Kinyanjui told journalists in Nakuru while indicating that it could be launched by December this year.

Under the new training program, drivers will be taught about the road technology and modernisation of the infrastructure, said the NTSA official.

“We are now having more than three lane highways and many more developments are coming. At the moment, many drivers do not know how to drive in these lanes,” he said.

Kenya is making progress in improving its infrastructure with the construction of superhighways, interchanges in busy highways in major towns and modern railway line to easy flow of goods.

The Thika Superhighway providing multiple exits and entries through its eight lane network has, in the three years since its launch, raised Kenya’s economic portfolio in the East African region.

Connecting Nairobi to Thika, the highway has not only contributed to traffic decongestion in the country’s commercial hub but also given way to ease flow of cargo vehicles transporting goods from Mombasa to neighbouring countries such as Ethiopia and Tanzania.

Kenya has also signed an agreement with the China Road and Bridge Corporation to construct a modern Standard Gauge Railway stretching from Mombasa through Nairobi to Naivasha in the Rift Valley region.

According to Kinyanjui, the transport sector largely contributes to the growth of Kenya’s economy, a fact necessitating regular review of achievements made to improve on further activities implemented. Enditem

Source: Xinhua


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