Livestock owners in Kisumu County warned
Kisumu County Traffic Commandant, Andrew Naibei has warned livestock owners that they risk being charged with traffic offences, following rise of accidents caused mainly by cattle crossing major highways in the county.
Speaking to the press in his office on Tuesday, Naibei said they have received many complaints from the public about cattle wandering even within the Central Business District (CBD) and posing threat to road users.
“In extreme cases, some cattle spend the night in the middle of road while others are led by owners to cross the road in undesignated areas, thus causing disorder” added the Traffic boss.
“We receive several complaints mainly from motorists, the most common is Kisumu-Nairobi highway at Nyamasaria where an accident occurred last week between a TukTuk and a lorry due to the cattle menace,” he added.
“We shall take legal action against owners of cattle straying into major roads or CBD areas,” he warned.
By Steve Wakenga