The national government has announced new steps to combat the rising number of road accidents in the country.
The CS announced on Tuesday that dashboard cameras and vehicle telematics will be installed in school buses and Public Service Vehicles (PSVs).
“Telematics will have a GPS system showing where a vehicle will be at any particular time. It will have a black box recorder that will be transmitting the speed of every vehicle at every time,” he said.
“It will show the location of every vehicle and show when and who maintained the vehicle. It will show where the vehicle was serviced and who serviced the vehicle,” Murkomen explained further
The cameras will be installed in the front and rear of the car.
The CS stated that he will require the support of parliament once the revised regulations are presented to the house.
Murkomen went on to say that telematics will include a GPS system that will display where a car is at any given time.
The black box recorder will broadcast the speed of each vehicle at all times.
“The recorder will also reveal how who maintained the vehicle, when it was serviced, and who did it,” Murkomen added.
It will also display car whereabouts.
The CS emphasised that the dashboard must have a link to NTSA as well as the Ministries of Interior and Transport, and that all saccos must have the application.
The former Elgeyo Marakwet Senator further stated that the cameras will not cost more than Sh30,000.
The CS also stated that the ministry will issue a directive requiring all road reserves to be free of commercialization.
However, he stated that his ministry will enable access to marketplaces located a short distance from road reserves.
Furthermore, CS Murokem urged Kenyans to back Kenha when the new orders are implemented.
The CS was speaking at the Londiani business complex at a prayer ceremony presided over by church leaders from several denominations.
Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua was present at the service.