A motorist who was seemingly fed up with a high-end government vehicle that was breaking traffic rules in Nairobi gave its driver a dress down.
A video clip shared by Nation on Monday, March 29, showed the driver stop before he was heard shouting at the person who was aboard the government vehicle, a Mitsubishi Pajero.
The Pajero was travelling against traffic on the wrong side of Nairobi’s Southern Bypass connecting Mombasa Road to Lang’ata Highway.
“What is wrong with you?” questioned the driver who was recording the encounter with his car’s dashboard camera.
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The driver of the other car is later seen dismissing the complainant using hand gestures although traffic on his rightful lane was flowing smoothly.
Controversial activist Boniface Mwangi, in October 2019, also blocked a VIP motorcade that was being driven on the wrong side of the highway.
In a video posted on his Twitter, Mwangi was seen denying the right of way to a Toyota V8 lead car with blaring sirens on the busy streets.
In the video, a plain-clothed police officer seated beside the driver with a walkie talkie in his hand was seen banging on his car, urging Mwangi to clear the way as everyone else had but the activist did not budge.
The police officer then drove up to his window and hurled unprintables at Mwangi, who was recording the video as he rolled up his window before the convoy snaked away.
National Transport and Safety Authority (NTSA) has repeatedly noted that such deliberate acts of breaking the law were driving fatalities through the roof.
NTSA latest available data showed that 3,114 people lost their lives between January and October 2020, an increase from 2,942 recorded in the same period in 2019..
Out of the fatalities, 1108 were pedestrians, 884 motorcyclists and 424 passengers.
Below is the video: