Why Red Cross wants to set up units on Thika Superhighway

By Metro Reporter
The Kenya Red Cross Society plans to set up units between Nairobi and Thika so that volunteers could swiftly respond to distress calls along the superhighway.


The society's Thika branch boss Chris Maina says the move seeks to help save lives in case of accidents on what has turned to be a notorious superhighway.
Mr Maina says the society has written to the Kenya Highway Roads Authority seeking permission to put up first aid-cum disaster rescue units along the route.
If approved, he said, the society will place containers at strategic positions, mainly black spots, where Red Cross volunteers could operate from.
The Red Cross team, which was last year voted the best in response by the emergency operation centre, expects to spend about Sh2 million on the project. The society's recent walk was part of activities to help raise funds for the project.

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