Nairobi - Thika Highway Gets a New Set of Informative Road Signs
The highway authority has started installing new road signs that have clear messages to enhance road safety while driving.
The Nairobi - Thika Highway is slowly getting a new set of road signs similar to those used in modern highways months after it was officially opened.
The Kenya National Highways Authority (KeNHA) has introduced signs alongside the generic overhead gantry signs that have messages meant to promote road safety. A step in the right direction some might say, but the choice of material may not have been ideal (steel has a high theft rate in Kenya). Plastic would have been a better option as is used in the previous signs.
Barely a week after installation, the units mounted at the Roysambu (Exit 9) signboard had been hit by thieves with evident marks of forceful bending with the aim of introducing weak points in the steel. By next morning it was well riveted to stop the vice.