The need to streamline traffic flow in major cities has forced the hand of the new Inspector General (IG) of Police Hillary Mutyambai, to issue a directive on road clearance for Very Important Persons.
In a directive issued on Wednesday evening, IG Mutyambai, listed categories under which different VIPs are entitled to special clearances on roads and highways noting that it is effective immediately.
- The President
- The Deputy President
- The First Lady
- Defence, Interior and Foreign Affairs Cabinet Secretaries
- Principal Secretary/Interior
- The Chief of Defence Forces
- The Service Commanders of Defence Forces
- The Inspector-General of the National Police Service
- The Deputy Inspector-General of the Kenya Police Service
- The Deputy Inspector-General of the Administration Police Service
- The National Assembly Speaker
- The Senate Speaker
- Retired Presidents
- Retired Prime Minister
- Fire Brigade
“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, the drivers shall be arrested and charged in accordance with the law,” reads the statement.
According to the IG, any other vehicles will require authority by officers in charge of traffic in respective regions on a special case.
A section of Kenyans on Twitter was quick to note the Chief Justice was not mentioned in any of the categories, insisting that he deserves the special VIP Clearance on roads as well. Constant complaints by Kenyans against government officials who overlap on roads especially during rush hours has finally been put to rest in this new directive.