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Kimaiyo overuled by Police Oversight Authority on tinted windows

17 May 2014, 17:00

Nairobi - The Independent Police Oversight Authority has termed the move by Inspector General of Police David Kimaiyo to ban tinted windows unlawful.

The move comes just a few days after Kimaiyo told his officers to arrest any public service vehicle with tinted windows.

According to the police boss, the move was aimed at reducing terrorist activities in the country.

But in a press release Saturday, the IPOA through chair Njeru Machatia, said that the move was illegal and that anyone harassed by because of the matter, report to the authorities.

" The law clearly specifies Public Service Vehicles as the ones prohibited from use of tinted windows or tinted windscreens. It is therefore completely erroneous and irregular for the police to impound private motor vehicles on the purport that they have tinted windows, he said.

Njeru added that the manner in which the police handled the directive was against the constitution.

" The manner in which this directive was issued and the manner in which the police have commenced its implementation certainly does not meet the constitutional threshold of professionalism and accountability required of the National Police Service, he added.

Motorists have complained of harassment by police in the last couple of days since the directive, but have been backed by the Law Society of Kenya which promised to take the police to court in the event a member of the public was arrested in the name of the tint law.

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