In recent years, motorists have been complaining about how government vehicles flaunt traffic rules and even cause accidents and Inspector General Hilary Mutyambai has stepped in to set the record straight.
Through a directive seen by Ureport, Mutyambai admitted receiving complaints from members of the public and listed the vehicles that shall be entitled to special clearance on roads and highways.
Ambulances, fire trucks and vehicles carrying the following VIPs:
- H.E. The President
- The Deputy President
- The First Lady
- The Chief Justice
- The Attorney General
- Speaker of the National Assembly
- Speaker of the Senate
- Cabinet Secretaries for Defence, Interior, Finance and Foreign Affairs
- Principal Secretaries for Defence, Interior, Finance and Foreign Affairs
- Chief of Defence Forces
- Service Commanders of Defence Forces
- Inspector General of National Police Service
- Deputy Inspector General – Kenya Police Service and Administration Police Service
- National Assembly Majority Leader
- Senate Majority Leader
- Retired Presidents
- Retired Prime Minister
Mutyambai further stated that vehicles not listed will have to seek clearance from officers in charge of traffic in respective regions.
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“All other vehicles including Government registered vehicles (GK) are expected to follow the normal traffic flow.
“Any government vehicle found violating traffic regulations especially those overlapping…drivers shall be arrested and charged in accordance with the law,” said the IG.