Court gives police powers to fine offenders

By Kelvin Ogome

The  high court  has  given  police  officers,  powers to  instantly fine  motorists who commit  minor offenses.  In  his  ruling, justice John Mativo  of  the  high court  said  the  move will  aid  in  curbing  the rampant corruption cases  in  the traffic  department  by providing  real-time  solution  to  petty offenses.

The  Kenya National Union of Co-operatives  has  however  held  contrary  opinion by  asking  the  court to  nullify  the ruling stating  that  the  police  will  use  the  powers  to  judge and extort monies  from  motorists  which will consequently  increase cases  of  corruption  in  the  traffic  department.



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