20 people mark Easter behind bars for drunk driving

20 people mark Easter behind bars for drunk driving

As Christian faithful mark the resurrection of Christ, more than 20 people will be spending the night in police cells in Mombasa county after being arrested for allegedly driving under influence of alcohol.

This comes after the National Transport and Safety Authority (NTSA) and local security officials mounted roadblocks at various entry and exit points on Saturday night, where vehicles were thoroughly checked and several people arrested for breaking the law.

The arrested suspects will be arraigned in court on Tuesday.

In Nairobi, Christians thronged various churches to commemorate Easter Sunday, the day when Jesus Christ resurrected, a resurrection that is the foundation of the Christian faith.

At Holy Family Basilica in Nairobi, Father Simon Ng’ang’a urged Christian faithful to pray for the country that is facing cases of rampant corruption and other ills in the society.

Father Ng’ang’a also called on Christians to change their ways to be able to change the country.

Pope Francis said the resurrection of Jesus signalled that love has triumphed over hatred, life has conquered death and that light has dispersed the darkness from the world.