NTSA now revokes killer truck driver’s licence

NTSA Director-General Francis Meja
NTSA Director-General Francis Meja. FILE PHOTO | NMG 

The driver whose long-distance truck collided head-on with a 14-seater matatu at Chepsir in Kericho where eight people died has permanently lost his driving licence.

National Safety and Transport Authority (NTSA) said it had permanently revoked Mr Abdulle Ali Mohamed’s driving licence to deter other motorists from recklessly driving their vehicles.

“The revocation was necessitated by the fact that the driver is a danger to all road users and should never be allowed to drive on Kenyan roads. Motorists are warned that similar action shall be taken against drivers who disregard traffic rules,” said NTSA Director-General Francis Meja.

At the same time, NTSA summoned Green Line Bus Company managers to its offices Tuesday for a meeting where the fate of their matatu business will be determined following last weekend’s incident where one of their buses was involved in the road crash that claimed nine lives at Kamara along the Nakuru-Eldoret highway.

Mr Meja said that preliminary investigations into the ill-fated South Rift Sacco matatu-Multi Energy truck crash indicates that Mr Ali was driving his truck downhill along the climbing lane directly onto oncoming traffic which resulted in the fatal crash.

The Nairobi-bound Green Line bus was travelling from Bungoma when it collided with the trailer at Kamara area at 2am.

NTSA said it shall make its decision known after the meeting.