Kenyans turn against snitches who warn drunk drivers of alcoblow road blocks
Kenyans online have called for the arrest of individuals who alert other road users which roads to avoid whenever the police mount road blocks to flash out drunk drivers.
Concerned Kenyans on Twitter are clearly upset with the said individuals who have formed WhatsApp groups and are also known for posting Twitter alerts to warn other motorists where the police are.
This follows a crackdown that began on Friday, where police have been testing inebriation levels of motorists both during day time and at night.
Inspector-General of Police Joseph Boinnet on Saturday said that more than 80 motorists had been arrested within 24 hours, among them high-profile individuals.
The police boss also said that more traffic police officers, with breathalysers, will be deployed on Kenyan roads for the duration of the festive season.
“The alcohol testing will go a long way in ensuring the number of road fatalities is reduced during this festive season,” said Mr Boinnet.
Here are some of the reactions of Kenyans on Twitter:
Drunk driving is one subject we guys always avoid to talk about because most of us either been in a car being driven by a drunk driver or been that drunk driver. There’s always that “I’ve done this a thousand time and nothing will happen”… as society I feel we’ve normalized it
— ukhanki (@TboozeSA) December 18, 2018
a relative died back in July 2006 of drunk driving on Mombasa Road and a number of his friends didn’t show up juu they had warned him mara kadhaa. I lost all sympathy for careless/drunk dead drivers since then
— guka ? (@teamtaiwan) December 19, 2018
You people think it’s cool to be in whatsapp groups updating you about alcohol blow? LOL you are slowly contributing to death of your friends….
— aleckie ronald (@SirAlexas) December 19, 2018
Man, don’t even look at someone trying justify drunk driving please, just not. That is the proper face of stupidity.. Just don’t at all.
— Dextrous. (@mainneli_) December 19, 2018
You know, the truth of the matter is regardless of how many times you shout about it, scream about it, create awareness for it, you cannot force an adult to do the right thing.
This has and will always be the sad reality of humans who drink and drive and who speed on the road.
— Baby Wĩtũ (@karigoh) December 19, 2018