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Here are things you can’t be arrested for not having in car – police

By HILARY KIMUYU November 15th, 2018 1 min read

National Police Service has cleared the air on essential gadgets that public and private vehicles should have on the road in the ongoing enforcement of ‘Michuki rules’.

The police has stated that fire extinguishers, jump starters, first aid kits and tow ropes are not essential gadgets for private cars.

The clarification is in response to an uproar by private motorists who complained of police harassment in the ongoing crackdown for lack of the gadgets.

In a statement, the police said that any demand for such by its officers is wrong and that private car owners can only carry such gadgets on their own choice.

“It is wrong for any police officer to ask a private vehicle owner for a fire extinguisher, first aid kits and towing rope,” the police statement on Wednesday read in part.

Private motorists must however carry life saver triangles.

According to police, only public service vehicles are required by law to have fire extinguishers and first aid kits on board.

Police asked motorists to report officers who have asked them for the items through hotline number 020-260-381-4.