By Ndungu Gachane
Kenya Breweries Limited has signed a pact with National Transport and Safety Authority (NTSA) to train drivers on responsible driving and behavioural change in bid to curb Covid-19 pandemic and to prevent fatalities.
The Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) will see the NTSA and the KBL traverse in all the 47 counties to create awareness to drivers on road safety.
The two teams on Friday crisscrossed in different bus termini in Muranga County to sensitize drivers on public health guidelines and how to keep sober while on the wheels.
Led by Kenya Breweries Head of Sustainability Arnorda Shiundu and the NTSA’s Director of Road Safety Mr Badu Katero, the two institutions pleaded with the stakeholders in the matatu sector to observe hygiene and to encourage passengers to adhere to guidelines to contain the Covid-19 pandemic which has wreaked havoc around the globe.
“We have been to Kisumu and we have now camped in Muranga to create awareness against Covid-19 while at the same time pleading with drivers to shun drinking and driving. We continue urging revellers to always enjoy their drinks responsibly and to always take a cab or getting a designated driver once they consume alcohol,” Ms Shiundu said.
On his part Mr Katero said they signed the pact with Kenya Breweries since despite being a leading producer of beer, they have the least cases of accident amongst their drivers.
“KBL produce and sell alcohol but we hardly hear their drivers being involved in accidents, that’s why we have entered into an MOU to educate our people,” the Director said.
Their kind gesture was welcomed with both hands by Muranga Shuttle chairperson Mr Martin Wairimu who called on his fellow Sacco colleagues to observe the given guidelines in public service vehicles to curb the spread of the virus.
“All Saccos should adhere to the requirements so that we may contain the pandemic which is at the verge of resurgence, at our Sacco, we have continued abiding with the regulations,” he said.