Re­duce road­blocks, check­points, make po­lice uni­form pock­et­less, IG Boin­net told

The Star (Kenya) - - Politics Ministries -

Nyanza matatu own­ers yes­ter­day re­quested In­spec­tor Gen­eral of Po­lice Joseph Boin­net to re­duce the num­ber of road­blocks and po­lice check­points on roads. They gave the IG two weeks to re­spond or else they will look for other av­enues, in­clud­ing hold­ing a mega demon­stra­tion. The group urged Boin­net to en­sure po­lice uni­forms are pock­et­less. Chair­per­son Bob An­dala said there are so many road­blocks and po­lice check­points in Kisumu and Nyanza re­gion as a whole. An­dala said at an in­ter­val of ev­ery five kilo­me­tres, there is a road­block by the Na­tional Trans­port Safety Au­thor­ity, Kenya Na­tional High­way Au­thor­ity, Traf­fic po­lice or the crime depart­ment. He said they lose a lot of money daily be­cause of the road­blocks, which he al­leged are for col­lect­ing Sh100 from their ve­hi­cles on ev­ery trip. “They don’t carry out their traf­fic du­ties or crim­i­nal du­ties. We hope the IG will come to our res­cue,” An­dala said.

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