K1 signpost on pedestrian walkway finally brought down
A signpost of popular night joint Klub House that had been erected on a walkway along Ojijo Road has finally been brought down after public outcry.
Last week, the club found attracted harsh public criticism for encroaching on pedestrian walkway with its signpost which had been erected on the newly paved walkway.
As a result, pedestrians, who have the right-of-way, were forced to use the road instead, risking their lives in the process.
Restoring Pedestrian Dignity on Nairobi's streets. One sign board at a time. Thank you @PSCharlesHinga for defending Pedestrians. It's a great start. 👣🚶🏃 @NMS_Kenya @KURAroads @ntsa_kenya @pstransportke @FredMatiangi @NziokaWaita @Ma3Route @KenyanTraffic pic.twitter.com/meOLKBEvM4
— 🚶Nairobi Walks & Cycles 🚴 (@Sir_Labz) June 25, 2020
Kenyans online lashed out at K1 management for encroaching public space. After the uproar, the club, instead of removing the entire signpost, decided to only remove part of it that announced its reopening after Covid-19 restrictions.
Kenya Urban Roads Authority (Kura) termed the encroachment as impunity and promised to get rid of it.
“This is impunity and we condemn such practice. Our team will clear the mess and ensure public enjoy the walkways,” Kura said.
This is impunity and we condemn such practice. Our team will clear the mess and ensure public enjoy the walkways.
— Kenya Urban Roads Authority (KURA) (@KURAroads) June 19, 2020
According to the National Transport and Safety Authority (NTSA), pedestrians are the most vulnerable road users and most casualties of road accidents.