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Bumps erected on black spot along Jogoo road

The government has erected bumps on the notorious black spot along Jogoo Road.

Nairobi News has established that two bumps had been set up within approximately 100 metres of each other, at around the Uchumi stage, near Maringo and Jericho estates.

The bumps have been erected on either side of the busy four-lane highway that links the capital’s CBD to the Eastlands area, which harbours estates such as Umoja, Doonholm, Buruburu, Kayole and Komarock.

PUPILS’ PROTEST

The government’s reaction came in the wake of a major protest of by pupils of the nearby St Anne’s Primary School that paralyzed traffic on the busy road on Wednesday morning.

The pupils were protesting frequent accidents that have occurred at the spot, most of which have been caused by speeding matatus.

On Monday evening, a matatu hit a volunteer traffic marshal Martin Luganji at the spot critically injuring him.

The victim is said to be still receiving treatment at the Kenyatta National Hospital. Hours later, another speeding matatu hit and critically injured a boda boda cyclist.