, NAIROBI, Kenya, Jun 9 – Cases filed by a city motorist and a bar owner to block use of alcoblow on Kenyan roads have been dismissed by the High Court.
Justice Mumbi Ngugi ruled that the petitioners did not demonstrate that their rights had been violated.
Reminisce Sports Bar and Grill, its proprietor Kariuki Ruitha and the motorist wanted use of alcoblow suspended.
Ruitha’s lawyer Kibe Mungai wanted the High Court to restrain the police from enforcing or implementing the Traffic (breathalyser) Rules, 2011 at road blocks that have not been gazetted by the Inspector General of Police.
Ruitha wanted police barred from subjecting motorists who have not been arrested on reasonable suspicion of a traffic offence to take the breathalyser test.