Motorists were stranded for hours on Sunday, January 1, after a pastor held an impromptu prayer service at the Kisumu –kakamega highway.
Footage going round on social media showed the pastor and congregants kneeling in a circle in the middle of the road heavily engrossed in intercessory.
The group caused traffic disruption, forcing some drivers to seek alternative roots.
However, Bishop Anthony Achesa told the media that the spiritual intervention has helped reduce the number of road accidents along the stretch.
On December 30 2021, Transport Cabinet Secretary Kipchumba Murkomen announced that the government would be vigilant along the roads to curb road crashes during the festive season.
Murkomen further recommended the suspension of the license awarded to modern coast over the rampant accidents involving its buses.
Achesa disclosed that he began holding prayers on the road every year since 2017. He and his team set camp at multiple shopping centres.
He reckoned that there was a prevalence of recklessness and a general don’t-care attitude by road users, which often lead to accidents.
Police officers from nearby stations arrived at the various prayer points to control traffic in the area.