The National Transport and Safety Authority (NTSA) has spoken out on claims that one of its officers was bitten by a snake while testing vehicle speeds from a bush.
A message that has been shared innumerable times on social media read: “NTSA guy who was hiding in a bush along Salgaa Road to catch over speeding vehicles bitten by a snake on the buttocks and died on his way to the Hospital………… Ile Shetani iko Salgaa imevuta boza…”
It was accompanied by a picture of an NTSA officer seated in a bush with a speed camera.
But the authority now says that is untrue.
That is not true. No NTSA officer has been attacked by a snake .We advise members of the public to ignore such rumors.
— NTSA KENYA (@ntsa_kenya) January 9, 2018
Motorists who had encountered NTSA officers during their operations celebrated the claims.
Just Tuesday, there was jubilation after president Uhuru Kenyatta ordered NTSA officers off the roads.
He said traffic police officers would carry out road operations.