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Yes! The law allows police to sit in, drive your car
By Babu Tendu | Updated Jan 26, 2020 at 10:26 EAT
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The woman, identified as Mildred Atty, repeatedly told the officer that the law did not allow him to get into the car.

She insisted that the officer should refer her to a police station where accusations leveled against her could be heard.

Barely a day after a video of a woman ranting at a police officer who sat at the back seat of her car went viral, questions have been asked by Kenyans online on the incident.

The woman, identified as Mildred Atty, repeatedly told the officer that the law did not allow him to get into the car.

She insisted that the officer should refer her to a police station where accusations leveled against her could be heard.


What she did not know, however, was that the law allowed the police officer to get in her car.

According to the traffic act, “It shall be lawful for any police officer in uniform to stop any vehicle, and for any police officer, licensing officer or inspector;

1) To enter any vehicle.

2) To drive any vehicle or cause any vehicle to be driven.

3) Upon reasonable suspicion under the traffic act, to order and require the owner of the vehicle to bring the vehicle to him.”


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The woman was arrested on Saturday, January 25, 2020, by police officers who raided her house.

In the wake of the incident, she received a lot of praise from fellow Kenyans online for her bravery.

Young Frankie - proud of this lady, i always say the revolution of Kenya will start with our Kenyan women, viva! @NPSOfficial_KE ona sasa u guyz are addicted to bribes and it will not end well.

Wafula - People should just mature up.There is a way to handle this.

Haron Kiplangat - Where was corruption in this case?? Or the noun/verb corruption changed meaning??.

John Ndoloh - Ok, I have very minimal to say, what the police is doing is not right though the lady is talking too much.



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