Kenya: Government Cars Breaking Traffic Rules Targeted in Crackdown


Nairobi — Traffic police officers have been ordered to impound government vehicles flouting rules.

Nairobi Traffic Commandant Leonard Katana told Capital FM News that the law will not be applied selectively and action will be taken against anyone violating traffic regulations.

Katana stated that vehicles include those of Cabinet Secretaries, Principal Secretaries, parastatal bosses and even county bosses.

“Let all of us follow the law. The law will not be applied selectively and we will take stern action against anyone breaking them,” he stated.

He indicated that that they have been receiving complaints of how drivers of some of these vehicles overlap and cause accidents with impunity with no justification hence the need for action.

“The highway code must be followed to the letter. It doesn’t matter who you are. If we find you breaking the law, we will deal with you accordingly,” he said.

He pointed out that the only vehicles allowed to overlap in case of traffic jams are ambulances and police cars responding to emergencies.

Traffic officers were ordered to stop and arrest drivers of the vehicles flouting the rules on the road without fear or favor.

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