Roadblocks are outdated systems, Kindiki says, calls for a digitised route
Interior Cabinet Secretary nominee Kithure Kindiki says roadblocks have become outdated policies of traffic management.
Kindiki says Kenya should explore a more digitised formula going forward ‘without necessarily causing obstruction and creating ugly scenes and traffic jams on the road’.
“We should move towards the digitisation of road safety management to ensure people who violet traffic rules are electronically identified and are also electronically punished so that you just don’t stop anyone and book them in a police station until the weekend is over,” he said.
Kindiki was speaking when he appeared before the National Assembly committee for vetting for the CS job.
On police officers taking bribes, he said, “This is the lowest image problem we have in the police force, I will take leadership to ensure the police reclaim their position and dignity.”
Kindiki said he will enforce the reward system as a measure to encourage integrity in the Service.
According to a recent survey, the East African Bribery Index Report by Transparency International, 92 percent of civilians in Kenya ranked their police as the most corrupt and many of them have paid a bribe to their police during the last 12 months.
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