IG Boinnet swings into action after VIP escort hit a woman in Nairobi

The VIP escorts were also driving on the wrong side

Inspector General Jospeh Boinnet speaking during a past public function (Twitter)

The National Police Service (NPS) issued a warning to VIP escort vehicles following an incident that happened early on Friday morning.

Stating that the matter had come to the attention of Inspector General Joseph Boinnet, the NPS posted a series of tweets reprimanding a group of VIP detail who had hit a woman identified as Serah Gaitho.

Ms Gaitho had posted a photo with the caption: "I've been hit by these 'very important' people while they were driving on the wrong side. Please help me find them."

Unacceptable behaviour by VIP escorts in Kenya

In response, the police posted: "Good Morning Serah Gaitho. This has been brought to our attention by Boniface Mwangi. Kindly report this to nearest traffic officer or to the nearest police station."

Police went on to disclose that the suspects in the photo had not yet been found adding that their behaviour is unacceptable.

"Whereas we have not established the identity of the individuals in the case above, irresponsible conduct by officers on VIP security duties while on public roads has been brought to the attention of the Inspector General of Police.

"Some of these officers have in the past been engaging in reckless behavior and have been harassing other Motorists in the name of allowing their VIPs quick passage.

"This unacceptable behavior has not only caused anger and concern on the part of the motoring public but has also resulted to untold suffering and inconveniences," the police noted.

The IG's office further issued a warning to the escort detail on the behaviour.

"All officers on VIP security duties have therefore been instructed to stop this behavior forthwith; must therefore follow the highway code and obey the traffic law just like other Motorists," the order read.

The Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions (ODPP) later admitted that the photographed belonged to the office.

"The matter has been brought to the attention of the DPP. The motor vehicle belongs to the ODPP and the DPP has directed that immediate action be taken by police against the driver involved. The public shall be informed of the progress of the case," the ODPP posted on their official Twitter handle.


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