Chief Justice David Maraga has been added on the list of leaders entitled to special clearance on the roads.
This is following public outcry on why the third arm of government was not included on the list of VIPs released on Wednesday by Inspector General of Police Hillary Mutyambai.
In the updated statement on Thursday, the IG remained silent on why the CJ missed on the VIP list released on Wednesday evening.
Also included in the new list is Cabinet Secretary Finance, the Attorney General and Majority Leader Senate.
Mutyambai said the move was aimed at sorting out inconveniences experienced in the past on our roads.
“Following public outcry on 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 updated list of leaders entitled to special treatment on roads and highways during traffic snarl ups is as follows.
- 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
- Retired Presidents
- Retired Prime Minister
- Fire Brigades
The IG noted that individuals who don’t fall on any of the categories above will be required to seek authority from traffic officers in their respective regions on special cases.
Mutyambai added: “All other vehicles including government registered (GK) vehicles are expected to follow the normal traffic flow”.
Any motorists who will go against the stipulated guidelines will be arrested and prosecuted.