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Nairobi City askaris may soon become traffic wardens

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Nairobi may soon have traffic wardens to man the roads, especially during rush hours.

The County Traffic Marshals are expected to support the police on Nairobi’s major streets and highways.

The county government has said the wardens  will undergo training at the Kenya Police Training College in Kiganjo.

About 110 people have been identified for the two-month training.

But City Hall has said they will only train if they get funds for the new programme. The training is expected to cost about Sh20 million.

Hillary Wambugu, the director of Inspectorate Department at City Hall said they had made the proposal to have marshals to man the roads and help in controlling traffic.

“The idea is aimed at helping in decongesting the city,” said Wambugu.

The marshals will be deployed to hotspots like Jogoo, Juja, Outering, Landhies, Mombasa, Ngong, Magadi and Enterprise roads.

It is the first time the city authority is deploying traffic wardens to help the police to man the roads.

Kampala authorities have for years employed the services of wardens to control traffic in the Ugandan capital.

-Standard

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