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Traffic base to be cleared of unclaimed vehicles 

Some of motorcycles  abandoned at the police compound. Photo by Lillian Wanjere

Thika traffic base has launched an initiative to clear their yard of wreckages, abandoned vehicles and motor cycles that have congested the compound for years, area base commander Michael Lemaiyan revealed Monday.

Speaking to KNA from his office, the base commander pointed out that Thika police station has been littered with wreckages of motor vehicles for many years, making it an eye sore.

“We are asking owners of the unclaimed vehicles to visit the police station with a receipt of payments of breakdown charges, ownership documents and personal identification documents to claim their properties failure to which we will start auctioning them soon,” said Lemaiyan.

He explained that majority of the unclaimed motor vehicles were involved in hit and ran accidents where police were forced to tow the cars to the police station

“In many road accidents, the drivers involved are hired and usually flee from the scene leaving the police with the burden of towing the damaged vehicles out of the road and later look for the owners, sometimes in vain.

He explained that section 106 and 107 of the Traffic Act does not specify the duration police should keep the vehicle in the station.

By Mary Wanjiru

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