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MOTORISTS ERA OF BEING SUBJECTED TO DEMEANING DETENTIONS AND ARRESTS COMES TO AND END.
Inspector General of Police Approves New Law Banning Jailing of Petty Traffic Offenders
The approval in the new Bail and Bond Charter seeks to save petty offenders from detention.
The Bail and Bond Charter was developed by the Bail and Bond Implementation Committee on the request of the National Council on Administrative Justice of which Motorist Association of Kenya is a member.
 
From now traffic offenders, apart from those accused of serious offenses like causing death by dangerous driving, or driving uninsured vehicle will be issued with free bonds or and most of the time released unconditionally.
 
Police now say,
“We shall not remand you in custody for minor offenses, if the offense is punishable by a fine only or by imprisonment for a period not exceeding six months”
 
Alleged offenders will be issued with Notices To Appear in Court, on convenient dates, after being issued with free police bonds.
Even drivers alleged to be drink driving vide use of alcoblow tests will from after this AG signing be arrested or forced to pay cash bails.
For serious offences, police will promptly grant the offender reasonable inexpensive bail terms any time of the day or night.
The cash bail shall be availed to court or refunded to the suspect in a timely and expeditious manner as stipulated in Clause seven of the Charter.
 
Director of Communication Charles Owino speaking for NPS continued that the move will help decongest police stations. He told suspects to strictly honour the summons to appear in court, to make it easy for alleged offenders. Traffic offences fines margins must be informed to motorists while payment of instant fines is done wherever one is by use of electronic money remittances.
This directive has reportedly been communicated to all officers across the country and the National Police College commandant has also directed that the Charter be included in the training curriculum.

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