A Human rights organisation has challenged the Kenya National Highways Authority-KeNHA to complete the construction of a foot bridge along the Mombasa-Nairobi highway to curb perennial road accidents in the area.
Haki Africa has raised concerns over the series of tragic accident reported in the area following stalled foot bridge.
Haki Africa Rapid response Officer Mathias Hezron Shipetta said that locals are forced to cross the expanded road leading to many tragic road accidents and fatalities in the area.
He urged KeNHA and other concerned engineers to complete the construction work so as to curb injuries and fatalities reported along the Bangladesh footbrigde.
“Last evening, a 33 year old man was seriously injured after he was knocked down by a vehicle at Bangladesh, all these accidents are resulted by the unfinished foot bridge in the area,” added Mr. Shipetta.
The yesterdays’ victim is receiving urgent medical attention at Pandya hospital in Mombasa.
He said that the busy Mombasa-Nairobi highway has posed a major threat to pedestrians and the construction work should be completed.
“When foot bridges are constructed at Buxton and Nyali they take very short time to complete compared to low class populated areas,” added Mr. Shipetta.
He said that Haki Africa will pursue the matter with the relevant authorities to ensure that the construction works at Bangladesh foot bridge is accomplished.