Gertrude’s Children’s Hospital, in partnership with the Global Road Safety Partnership (GRSP), took part in an advocacy campaign to support the Traffic (Amendment) Bill, 2014. The Bill seeks to introduce child road safety into Kenya’s Traffic Act. The components of child road safety include: reduction of speeds to less than 30 kph around schools, introduction of safety standards in school buses, use of child restraint systems when transporting children and stiffer fines and penalties for offenders.

The Bill is currently at the second reading stage in The National Assembly. As a result of this advocacy campaign, Gertrude’s Children’s Hospital has partnered with Royal Media Services to air an infomercial to promote child road safety awareness on Citizen TV for a period of 30 days during the month of April 2016.