The acting Interior CS Dr Fred Matiang’i on Monday 18th December, 2017 said the government is ready and set to deregister all the driving schools in a bid to combat road accidents menace which is seemingly increasing in Kenyan roads.
Speaking to the journalists in Nairobi,he said deliberations with key stakeholders in transport sector and road users safety could see government clamp down on incompetency of driving schools in what he termed as “giving the driving licences to the murderers,”.
“We have to be firm on driving schools.My proposal is to deregister all of them and reregister a fresh so that we know who is qualified to run a driving school,” added Dr. Matiang’i.
The CS also added that a criteria that will be used to evaluate qualified driving schools will be out in a period of one week after deliberations between Interior Ministry,transport counterparts and National Transport and Safety Authority, NTSA.
“We have this morning directed for conditions that one needs to register a driving school be set within 7 days,” added Matiang’i.
CS Matiang’i,who was speaking alongside the Transport CS James Macharia said that the new requirements will be implemented upon the issuance of the driving licences countrywide.