Nairobi, March 21 -- A judge has summoned Transport Cabinet Secretary Kipchumba Murkomen over the failure by the government to construct toilets along highways for use by travellers as ordered by court three years ago.

Justice Oguttu Mboya of the Environment and Lands Court Nairobi on Monday directed the Cabinet Secretary to ensure compliance with the orders issued on January 16, 2020 and appear in person in court on September 20, 2023 to explain the status.

The order required the CS to constitute and chair a team that will include representatives from the council of governors (COG), Kenya National Highways Authority, Kenya Rural Roads Authority and Kenya Urban Roads Authority.

The working group was supposed to formulate the policy for...