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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: