Truck drivers want modern parking bay at Salgaa

Long distance truck drivers who park their vehicles at the Salgaa stop over point have called on the county government of Nakuru and the Kenya National Highways Authority to put up a modern parking bay at the dusty town.

The drivers say that they are finding it hard to park their trucks at the famous and busy long distance trucks stop over due to the poor state of the existing parking space.

Led by Nakuru county long distance truck drivers Secretary General Hassan Huka, they said that police officers have been taking advantage of the situation to exploit them.

They noted that they are forced to park their truck along the busy highway something which the police use as an excuse to extort money from them.

“Once to get into the existing parking it becomes hard for one to exit because of the bad state of this place,” said Huka.

Huka noted that overcrowding of trucks along the highway was risky and could cause unimaginable damages should an accident occur

They wondered why the world bank funded project to put up a modern parking bay at the place failed to materialize  and called on the county government to follow up the matter.

The world bank funded project stalled after residents of Salgaa raised issues over land compensation

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