Nakuru-based transport company Prestige Shuttle has put in place measures that will ensure they have well-trained drivers.

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Prestige Shuttle's director Steve Muli said the well-being of drivers is vital while on the road to ensure safety.

Muli said all Prestige Shuttle drivers will be required to undergo mental health training with an aim of improving their productivity and also have a clear mind while conducting their duties.

A three-day mental health training was conducted in Nakuru over the weekend in which 30 crew members from the company benefitted.

The director said the company will introduce different projects that will seek to have a positive impact in the public transport sector and also enhance safety on the road.

“We decided to take care of our drivers’ well-being since they are key stakeholders in the transport business. For the country to realise positive behaviour among the road users, we must start by ascertaining the mental health of the drivers,” said Muli as quoted by Daily Nation.

Emily Mutheu, a clinical psychologist at Kenyatta National Hospital who conducted the training in Nakuru said it will help workers address issues that might affect their productivity at their workplace.

“In our training we look at the common issues affecting the worker’s mental health, their effects and look for ways of addressing them. With the right frame of mind, the employees are able to increase their productivity which improves business,” said Mutheu.