NTSA is Back: Interior Ministry orders Authority to report back to the road

NTSA officers at Thika Road, Nairobi | PHOTO COURTESY

Nearly six months after being withdrawn from the Kenyan roads, the National Transport Safety Authority has been ordered back on the roads.

This according to the government, is an effort to increase capacity in monitoring road malpractices among drivers and restore sanity.

The NTSA officers have been instructed to report back to the field immediately, but they will not be given enforcement roles as the work is left for the Traffic Police department.

“Our job will only be to guide the police on the offenses and traffic malpractices to look out for. We cannot arrest or order a vehicle to stop. NTSA is only there to support,” an official at NTSA said.