school busesActing Education CS, Dr Fred Matiangi has ordered for all school buses and vans be painted yellow by March 30, 2018.

Matiang’i who doubles up as the Interior CS during a security briefing on Friday said that that the changes are in line with the Traffic (Amendment) Bill passed by the National Assembly in June, 2017.

The buses will be painted yellow and the name of the institution in black. He also directed that their movement be restricted between 6am and 6pm.

”School buses time of travel is 6am-6pm. I hereby direct the police to ensure that all the school buses operate from 6am to 6pm only,” the CS said.

According to the Bill, vehicles transporting school going children will have their speed limit fixed at 50km per hour and will be fitted with safety belts.

The Bill, sponsored by Laisamis MP Joseph Lekuton sought to safeguard the children’s lives who sometimes find themselves in the hands of rogue drivers.

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”A person who being the registered owner or driver of a vehicle used for transporting children, who authorizes or permits the use of a vehicle used for transporting children or is negligent to prevent contravention with this Act commits an offense and shall be liable to a fine not exceeding thirty thousand shillings or imprisonment for a term not exceeding two months, or to both,” reads the Bill in part.

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