Governors barred from flying national flag – AG

March 30, 2013 11:43 am
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In his statement, Muigai warned that those violating the law can be fined up to Sh2,000; imprisoned for two months or both/CFM
In his statement, Muigai warned that those violating the law can be fined up to Sh2,000; imprisoned for two months or both/CFM
NAIROBI, Kenya, Mar 30 – Governors are not allowed to fly the national flag on their vehicles.

Attorney General Githu Muigai on Saturday issued a statement stating that only the President, Vice President, Chief Justice, Speaker of the National Assembly, a Minister or the Attorney General are allowed to fly the Kenyan flag on their cars.

He said National Flag, Emblems and Names Act cap 99 prohibits flying of the national flag on unauthorised motor vehicles.

“We however hasten to add that this privilege is also available to the Prime Minister and his two Deputy Prime Ministers as they are part of the expanded Cabinet created under the former constitution and are still in office until an incoming President has appointed a new Cabinet.”

In his statement, Muigai warned that those violating the law can be fined up to Sh2,000; imprisoned for two months or both.

“Consequently, any person who breaches this provision of the law risks imminent prosecution in court and a conviction carrying a fine of up to Sh,2,000 or two months imprisonment or both as prescribed by regulation 5,” he warned.

During their swearing-in on Wednesday, several governors were flying the national flags on their cars.

They included Nairobi Governor Evans Kidero, Kiambu Governor William Kabogo and Machakos Governor Alfred Mutua.

Nakuru County Governor Kinuthia Mbugua and Uasin Gishu County Governor Jackson Mandago were also captured on camera flying the national flag on their limousines.

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