The County Government of Uasin Gishu and Vivo Energy Kenya have mooted plans aimed at partnering together to train residents on various road safety measures as part of the corporate social responsibility initiative.

Deputy Governor Engineer John Barorot said the partnership will go a long way in reducing the rising cases of road accidents that have claimed several lives of victims and left others with severe injuries.

According to Barorot, the initiative will be implemented through the Department of Roads, Transport and Public Works and will also benefit county drivers and members of the public.

While addressing a team of senior officers from Vivo Energy Kenya at his office in Eldoret, Uasin Gishu Deputy Governor said the regional government was committed to ensuring the partnership bore fruits in
areas of focus which will revolve around health, automation of county fleet, safe disposal of used fuel and other programmes under the education sector.

“It is prudent that you maintain your quality if you expect to remain in the market and also attract more clientele. That’s what has made your brand unique and attractive to your customers across the country,” said Barorot.

Concerning the upcoming devolution conference in Eldoret town, Eng. Barorot implored other corporate bodies to come and give their support through sponsorship for sporting activities that have been
slated for August 16th.

The races will include a 5-kilometre race for men and women and also the race for retired local and international runners which will be staged at the Eldoret Sports Club, the venue of the 8th Devolution conference.

Vivo Energy Kenya Commercial Manager Joseph Kering pledged that they will partner with the county on an internship training program for bright students from needy family backgrounds, support training on
defensive driving, and besides, work with the county to enhance fire response and emergency operations.

“Our mutual corporation will also extend to campaigns designed by the county on environmental risk assessment of county equipment and machinery, “Kering noted.

The County Executive for Roads, Transport and Public Works, Eng. Joseph Lagat reiterated that the department plays a crucial role in driving road safety awareness campaigns noting that the programme will benefit people.

Those present during the meeting were Chief of Staff, Nicholas Chepkwony, Roads Chief Officer Abraham Kiptalam, and Director of transport section Lazarus Sile, among others.