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Kenya Court of Appeal Declares Alcoblow Illegal

The Court of Appeal on Friday said the use of breathalyzers to test and arrest drunk drivers is illegal, saying the laws introduced by NTSA in regards this this are inconsistent with the Traffic Act.

The three-judge bench ordered that the laws be taken back to Parliament for review.

The judges made the ruling on a case filed by Reminisce Club along Langata Rd, that called for the gadgets to be outlawed.

Comments

Hon Kenjuu

Fri, 04/07/2017 - 15:14

What a stupid ignorant decision!!!!! These devices hVe been used for decades to reduce drunk driving and thereby safe lives. Public safety should always override potential loss of revenue by this or other disgruntled corrupt club. But apparently these bonehead corrupt judges are more interested in lining their pockets and bank accounts with bribes from corrupt plaintiffs. What a shame!!!!

I am not familiar with another apparatus that helps detect drunk driving-adanger to society. Could these there judges enlighten us?
Why did they not say it was unconstitutional before it was put in place? People who put these gadgets in place knew what they were doing.Better leave it in place for the greater good. Common sense should override bad laws, like this one-JUDGES.

YoungKenyan

Sun, 04/09/2017 - 10:09

I wonder what other ways can the Police use to determine one is drunk apart from the sobriety test or the breathalyzer. This is ridiculous for a Judge to ban this type of ways to safeguard Kenyan and the visitors in Kenya.
Example: In the state of Minnesota, U.S.A on an Average Day in Minnesota there are 205 Crashes resulting about 1.13 Death and 82 Injuries. The daily cost to society $493,150 an estimate of roughly
KSH 51,129,792
Now remember this number is reduced due to the good roads, lighting on the road, traffic stops etc. In Kenya our roads are not anywhere close to Minnesota, we don't follow traffic laws and also we have no way of knowing the causes of accidents at times.
This is a big mistake this judge has done. This would have helped stop DWI, DUI and also killing of other motorist but in return this idiot looks at short term personal benefits than the long term benefits of the people. What a tool!

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