Inspector General of Police Hilary Mutyambai has ordered all the static traffic officers be removed from the roads.
He did not give reasons behind the removal, but said the officers will be replaced by mobile traffic officers.
Mutyambai spoke said this on Monday February 24 at the Police Pavilion in South C, Nairobi after receiving 19 vehicles from the National Transport and Safety Authority (NTSA)
The IG further stated that all the Regional Commanders will also be facilitated with efficient means of transport.
“The vehicles are marked. Serial number 1-38 and the routes. The vehicles will also be provided with the registration numbers and the names of the officers,” Mutyambai said.
He added that the 38 vehicles will be used by the Police Traffic Department on the major highways across the country to control traffic.
“We have realised that the way we’ve been doing traffic is not the right way…officers are not going to be static in one area the whole day,” he said.
He said that registration on each vehicle will enable the leadership of the National Police Service to take action against the police officers whose complaints will be raised.