Subject: Acquisition and strategic placement of towing equipment on roads in Nairobi County

             THAT, aware that Part 2 of the Second Schedule to the Constitution of Kenya
2010 bestows the traffic and parking function on County Governments; FURTHER AWARE THAT the National Transport and Safety Authority Act Regulations mandate the authority to tow away stalled commercial vehicles on the road; COGNIZANT THAT the Kenya National Bureau of Statistics economic survey of 2020 pointed to an increased number of accidents of up to 10.8% between 2019 and 2020; NOTING THAT stalled vehicles account for a significant percentage of the accidents; DEEPLY CONCERNED THAT delayed towing away of stalled vehicles or vehicles involved in accidents lead to tailback of traffic jam on the affected roads and congestion on other roads compounding the existing challenge of loss of productive time in traffic jams; OBSERVING THAT for unknown reasons, private players in the towing sub-sector take longer time to intervene in towing away vehicles involved in accidents or stalled vehicles on roads; a combination of the foregoing factors give the public an impression of a government that is reluctant to address or mitigate existing
challenges in the transport Sector, particularly, traffic management. This ASSEMBLY URGES the County Executive in conjunction with the Nairobi Metropolitan Services (NMS) to:
1) Formulate policy to regulate private operators in the towing industry; and

2) Acquire government owned towing equipment and strategically locate them on roads in the County for timely intervention in cases of accidents or stalled vehicles.

Notice of Motion 21st September, 2021
Mover Hon. Mark Mugambi, MCA
Seconder Hon. Peter Wanyoike, MCA - Deputy Majority Leader
Division None
Dates Debated and/or Concluded 28th September, 2021
Remarks Approved
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