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Roads agency impounds 65 sand trucks for overloading - 9 months ago, 16 Maý 13:34

By: Bonface Otieno

Transport on the busy Thika-Garissa road was Wednesday morning paralysed after transporters blocked the highway protesting the impounding of more than 65 lorries by the Kenya National Highway Authority (KeNHA).

KeNHA impounded the lorries in Matuu for lack of number plates and overloading.

“This morning at 3am along the Thika-Garissa highway, the Kenya National Highway Authority intercepted 65 trucks without number plates and overloaded with sand.

The trucks were being escorted with a private vehicle indicating it was an organised activity,” said KeNHA’s road asset and corridor management director Njuguna Gatiti.

“This is not the first time such an incident has happened but with the introduction of road protection, KeNHA was able to impound these vehicles.”

Virtual weighbridge

The KeNHA plans to set up 10 virtual weighbridges on key transport corridors to clamp down on overloaded trucks that damage Kenyan highways.

The electronic devices expected to be operational by end of June will be located at ...
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