Police arrested Kangundo Member of Parliament Fabian Kyule for alleged drunk driving after a morning of drama that saw the MP crash his car and become hostile.
Drunk MP arrested after drama at Nairobi night club
MP engaged the public in drama before arrest
Kyule, who police reports say was heavily intoxicated, rammed into the wall of a night club in Nairobi as he attempted to speed off.
Security guards and members of the public who rushed to his rescue were shocked as the MP grew hostile, chasing them away from the scene of the crash.
Inspector General of Police Joseph Boinnet confirmed the incident which saw the MP booked in at Parklands Police Station where he is believed to have spent Saturday night.
“He should thank the police for arresting him as he was totally sloshed. We shudder to imagine what could have happened on his way home,” said Boinnet.
Police take action as fatal accidents soar
The weekend saw police carry on with a crackdown on drunk drivers and those flouting traffic laws with the MP finding himself among the 46 who were arrested in the swoop.
The multi-agency operation implemented by officers from the National Transport and Safety Authority (NTSA) and National Police Service is aimed at ensuring compliance of safety rules aimed at reducing road carnage.
The operation which hails the return of stringent traffic rules popularly called Michuki rules has since spread to other parts of the country.
In Mombasa, at least 72 Public Service Vehicles (PSVs) were impounded by the multi-agency team for flouting traffic rules.
Drivers caught up in the operation complained of frequent harassment and arrest by the police despite meeting all requirements.
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