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16.2.16

ROAD ACCIDENTS * Kenya: Caused by poor quality of bus bodies and chassis

* Nairobi -  Quality of local bus bodies doubted

-- The poor quality of bus bodies and chassis is one cause of road accidents, the Kenya Association of Manufacturers has said... Other causes are​ ​poor roads, human error​ ​and bad weather, it said... CEO Phyllis Wakiaga in a statement yesterday said a many locally built bus bodies do not meet standards and undermine the vehicles’ performance... Each vehicle has a corresponding bus body that enables it operate at optimum capacity... Having many varied designs, as we do currently, may compromise vehicles’ operations, she said... Wakiaga said there are good-quality locally manufactured bus bodies that boost Kenya’s economy... She said companies such as General Motors Kenya, one of only three assemblers in the country, is a​ ​centre of excellence for bus body building standards​... Wakiaga called for the formation of a National Automotive Council to regulate​ ​​t​he automotive value chain...
 (Photo: Poor quality of bus bodies and chassis is one cause of road accidents, the Kenya Association of Manufacturers has said)  --  Nairobi, Kenya - The Star, by GILBERT KOECH - Feb. 12, 2016

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