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Karen Nyamu on the spot over ‘Iba na courage’ remarks

Netizens are expressing fury and disappointment after a recent video surfaced online, showing nominated senator Karen Nyamu instructing her driver to take the wrong side of the road while en-route to Parliament.

The video, which was shared on Nyamu’s Instagram stories, captured the senator facing traffic congestion on her way to the Parliament buildings.

In a display of frustration, she directed her driver to utilize the oncoming lane, bypassing other vehicles and even passing by a traffic officer without objection.

In the video, Nyamu can be heard greeting the traffic officer and making a bold statement:

“Ukiiba laima uibe na confidence” (“If you’re going to steal, steal confidently”).

Despite her driver’s expressed concerns about the possibility of causing an accident, Nyamu insisted, telling him to “weka hazard” (turn on the hazard lights).

The footage quickly ignited a wave of condemnation from Kenyans who viewed the senator’s actions as reckless and a blatant disregard for traffic laws and the safety of other road users.

Social media platforms erupted with criticism:

@_iam_xtreme: “Shame On Her! She should face the Law for such arrogance mpaka unarecord video??? Matiangi wouldn’tve spare Her!!!”

@alwala_jay: “The arrogance that comes with power.”

@ednaawilliams: “Vile aliiba naniii na confidence.”

@cwwanjala: “Very wrong. No one should be above the law.”

@petermunenemicubu: “A big shame and she calls herself a leader.”

The incident has reignited discussions about accountability, with many calling for appropriate action to be taken against Nyamu for her actions.

What the law say about using wrong side of the road

Using the wrong side of the road, also known as driving against traffic, is illegal and highly dangerous.

No one should use the wrong side of the road under any circumstances, as it puts the lives of both the driver and other road users at risk.

It also violates traffic laws and regulations and can lead to serious accidents and legal consequences.

Emergency vehicles like Ambulance may sometimes have special permission to use the wrong side of the road in specific situations, but this is strictly regulated and should only be done when absolutely necessary for life-saving purposes.

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