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 the 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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