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Boarding A Full PSV Will Land You In Jail This Festive Season



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A new directive by the Inspector General of Police Hillary Mutyambai will see traffic officers manning roadblocks arrest excess passengers only in public service vehicles and not the driver and tout. passengers caught standing in vehicles will be held personally responsible.

“During this season and even after, if you are found in any of our roadblocks as an excess passenger, we shall be dealing with you individually, but not with the vehicle operators,” The IG said said on Thursday while addressing the press at his Jogoo House office. “Do not blame the conductor or the matatu; responsibility starts with you as a passenger.”

At the same time, places of worship and entertainment joints have been asked to be on high alert during the festivities and thoroughly frisk people and vehicles entering their premises, the IG says there is still a terror threat despite police having made remarkable success in the fight against it.

Meanwhile NTSA on the other hand has warned that their crackdown on PSV operators will continue, NTSA’s new boss George Njau says they will be revoking whole Sacco by licences should one vehicle be found flouting traffic rules.

The directives are just a few of the measures that are being put in place to ensure safety is maintained during the holidays.

The alcohol breathalysers commonly known as alcoblow might make it back to the roads two years after the Court of Appeal ruled that they were illegal.

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