IG Koome Bans All Govt Officials From Using Sirens, Chase Cars Effective Immediately

 IG Koome Bans All Govt Officials From Using Sirens, Chase Cars Effective Immediately

Inspector General of Police Japhet Koome through the Deputy Inspector General of Police in charge of Kenya Police Service has banned all government officials from using sirens, chase cars on the roads and highways effective immediately.

“Please, note that complaints have reached this office regarding harassment on our Roads and Highways by unauthorized persons using strobe lights, light bars, sirens, and lead/chase cars.”statement read.

According to the information, the Traffic Act Cap 403 sec 34 outlines the use of sirens and above-mentioned lights. further the traffic rules and regulation, rule 83 priorities the use of siren by the police, fire engines and ambulances. The order of precedence Act 2014 outlines the provisions for the entitlement for use of siren by the President, Deputy President, speakers and the Chief Justice.

Consequently, all directors have been directed to take legal action as stipulated in our laws and regulations against any person not authorized to use the following on our Road and Highways:-

Strobe Lights

Light bars

Sirens

Lead/Chase cars

In addition, no driver will be allowed to overlap or use the wrong side of our Roads or Highways other than as provided in the Laws and Regulations.

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