A proposal by the National Transport and Safety Authority(NTSA) to punish drunk drivers has received the backing of internet users.
The Authority is seeking to implement a new form of punishment that will see drunk drivers work in the morgue. Drunk driving has been blamed for a majority of road accidents in the country and the pronouncement by NTSA Director General Francis Meja that the current penalty is lenient has won praise among Kenyans.
The board announced their plans to amend traffic laws yesterday, with Meja saying they will ensure the policy becomes law.
“We cannot have notorious drunk drivers causing accidents yet when they appear in court the penalty is very lenient. Once we have the new policy ready then we shall ensure it becomes law,” Meja said.
According to Kenyans on Twitter, it should be implemented immediately.
DRUNK drivers to work in MORGUES says @ntsa_kenya
I suggest also take turn to work at
KNH Casualty wing
Volunteer w/@KenyaRedCross Disaster Response Team
Ride in a @EMS_Kenya ambulance.
Meet bereaved families
Work at Spinal Unit
— Digital Humanitarian (@PhilipOgola) November 21, 2017
I can assure NTSA that if they arrest drunk drivers, drive them to City mortuary, lock them in there till morning, drunk driving would reduce by 99% in 2 weeks.
— Intellect Mogul (@GicheruGicheru) November 21, 2017
Drunk drivers always say “gari inajua njia” then go all feet deep on the gas. Now @ntsa_kenya formulates that drunk drivers to work on morgues.
I’ve been to public morgues on several occasions & scene of bodies esp from accident scenes will work your spine. pic.twitter.com/mPTTen6Fax
— Kenya West© (@KinyanBoy) November 21, 2017
@ntsa_kenya should think outside the box as far as the drunk drivers are concerned.whoever thought of that idea of working in morgue is not right..
— nahashon jonhson (@Nahashonlive) November 21, 2017
— That Is Me (@Nyongesa254) November 21, 2017
So drunk drivers will kill people but will have the courtesy to send the people 2 mortuary this is called social service 😂😂😂
— 🇮🇳 murtuza مرتزة (@murtuzaspeaks) November 21, 2017
Brainiacs I swear. And NTSA wants drunk drivers to work in morgues. Does anyone think that you attract bees with honey not vinegar? Nkt!
— Mrs. Smelly (@Madame_Smelly) November 21, 2017
This is interesting! 😂😂! Drunk drivers in Kenya to work in the mortuary for a day according to @ntsa_kenya !
— juma (@jumaf3) November 21, 2017
NTSA now proposes drunk drivers to be sent to work in the morgues as punishment. I support this law.
— Mark Philo (@markphilo) November 21, 2017
NTSA wants drunk drivers to work in the morgue as a punishment. 😂 😂 implement immediately
— Lonyarai 🇰🇪 (@Gichy_) November 21, 2017