Police ban use of chase cars, strobe lights, sirens by unauthorised Kenyans

Police ban use of chase cars, strobe lights, sirens by unauthorised Kenyans

A lead car in President William Ruto's motorcade with installed strobe lights.

Unauthorised Kenyans have been warned against using lead or chase cars and installing strobe lights, light bars or sirens on their motor vehicles.

Deputy Inspector General Douglas Kirocho said that the ban has been prompted by rising cases of breaching traffic regulations as the use of the lights has gained popularity in the nation.

Kirocho noted that only the President, Deputy President, speakers and the Chief Justice are entitled to use the aforesaid privileges as guided in the order of precedence Act 2014 (5).

Subsection (2) adds that any person who violates the provision shall be "liable on conviction to a fine of not less than Ksh.1 million and not more than Ksh.2 million, or to imprisonment for a term not less than 12 months or both."

The deputy IG added that the Traffic Act Cap 403 section 34 also allows police, fire engines and ambulances to use the lights.

He added that no driver will be allowed to overlap or use the wrong side of any roads or highways other than as provided in the law.

All police officers have therefore been directed to take legal action against anyone flaunting the mentioned laws.


Citizen Digital Strobe lights Sirens Deputy IG Douglas Kirocho

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