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.