Nairobi County has said that it is wrong for a motorist to lock in an Kanjo askari officer inside a car and drive off.
This was in response to the Viral video of a woman identified as Gloria Ntazola who locked in a Nairobi County Traffic marshal popularly referred to as Kanjo in her Vehicle and speed off to Kitengela with the Askari.
Nairobi county secretary Patrick Analo has said instead of the Lady ‘abducting the officer she should have drove in to the nearest police station.
“The lady ought to have driven to the nearby police station or county offices for the matter to be solved instead of speeding off and saying she will spend the whole weekend with the officer,”
“It is wrong for a motorist to lock the officer inside a car and drive off just like in the video. It could end up being an abduction case,” county secretary Analo said.
However the County official is in trouble for his is action.According to the law county officials are not supposed to get into a private citizens car.
Nairobi Acting County Secretary Patrick Analo says county officers are supposed to inform the driver of the offence and escort them to the county offices or to a police station, in the event of an incident.
“According to the County Management Act, the requirements of controlling private and public transport are clearly outlined, that is why we have traffic marshals,” he added.
At the same time, Analo said disciplinary action will be taken against the officer for overstepping his mandate.