Activist Boniface Mwangi Monday morning refused to give way to a VIP motorcade along Langáta Road near Wilson Airport.
In a video, he posted on his twitter account, Mwangi questions why the cars are driving on the wrong side while insisting he will not move.
“I only give way to ambulances and fire engines. I block entitled civil servants and politicians who love to use sirens to avoid traffic,” he said.
Mwangi added that as a taxpayer, he expects the people in such big cars to follow the law and work towards solving the perennial traffic jams.
The motorcade finally gives up and changes lane.
Late last month in May, Inspector General of Police Hilary Mutyambai released a statement publishing the list of officials authorized for road clearance.
In the list, the Chief Justice’s vehicle was added.
“Following public outcry on the persistent inconvenience caused to other motorists by VIP and GK vehicles on public roads and highways, I hereby direct guidelines concerning entitlement and privileges on clearance of vehicles for VIPs,” Mutyambai said.
The list of VIP vehicles includes those of :
- Deputy President
- First Lady
- Chief Justice
- Attorney General
- Speaker of the National Assembly
- Speaker of the Senate
- CSs for Defence, Interior, Finance and Foreign Affairs
- Service Commanders of the Defence Forces
- Inspector General of National Police Service
- Deputy Inspector General- Kenya Police Service and Administration Police Service
- National Assembly Majority Leader
- Senate Majority Leader
State officers whose vehicle is not on the list have been warned against flouting the rule and those found overlapping will be arrested and charged.