he government of Kenya through ministry of Roads,Transport and infrastructure has now given a direction to all tracks ferrying sugarcane to only operate between 6am to 6 pm in a bid to curb the accidents being caused by the tracks on roads.
This directive was given by the Cabinet Secretary for Roads,Transport and infrastructure Hon.Onesmus Kipchumba Murkomen in a Senate panel.
Kipchumba says the guidelines on time that the tracks are to operate while ferrying sugarcane to to different sugar factories within Western region is what has caused many accidents that are bein caused by the tracks ferrying sugarcane.
He also added that the people using the tracks who includes the drivers and conductors will also be equipped with trainings to enable them run their businesses smoothly while on using the Roads to avoid many accidents.
” We are going to offer trainings to the drivers for them to have knowledge on how to use our roads safely to avoid many accidents”, Said Murkomen.
Murkomen says that according to the Senate committee of Transport that  was held in Kisumu in the year 2023,the findings were that most tractors ferrying sugarcane to different companies do not have head lamps while others are also being driven at higher speed.
He also said that most accidents that have been occurring at Kassagam Flyover are always tracks which climbs the flyover at high speed while the required speed to climb the Kassagam Flyover is 40km/h.
Murkomen was answering to the question  asked by the Kisumu County Senator Prof.Tom Ojienda who wanted the ministry of Roads,Transport and infrastructure to give e clear report on the number of accidents that have been caused by tracks ferrying sugarcane since 2017 within kisumu County and its environs where sugarcane is being grown.