On Saturday morning, police arrested Kangundo Member of Parliament, Fabian Kyule for allegedly driving while drunk.
This comes after a multi-agency team, drawn from the National Transport and Safety Authority (NTSA) and National Police Service, was deployed on the roads to ensure compliance of safety rules aimed at reducing road carnage.
According to the Inspector General of Police, Joseph Boinnet, the MP was highly intoxicated and was arrested after crashing into a wall of a nightclub in Nairobi as he attempted to drive off.
â€śHe should thank the police for arresting him as he was totally sloshed. We cannotÂ to imagine what could have happened on his way home,â€ť Boinnet divulged.
Furthermore, the IG noted that the MP had turned hostile against the security guards who had rushed to rescue him after ramming into the wall.
The lawmaker was detained at Parklands Police Station together with 46 other motorists arrested for flaunting road safety rules.
Kyule is set to spend the weekend in custody pending arraignment on Monday.
Elsewhere, at least 72 Public Service Vehicles (PSVs) were on Friday impounded in Mombasa by the multi-agency road safety team.
During the crackdown, only 17 vehicles were found to be compliant and which were later released.
The officer called on Saccos to ensure their vehicles are compliant and issued a stern warning against operators hiking fares.
Drivers in the area, however, complained of continuous harassment from the police despite having met all the requirements.