A police officer subjects a city motorist to an alcohol test along Mombasa Road. PHOTO | FILEA police officer subjects a city motorist to an alcohol test along Mombasa Road. PHOTO | FILE
By EVELYNE MUSAMBI

Kenyans have welcomed a proposal by the road safety authority to amend traffic laws and have drunk drivers work in mortuaries for hours as punishment.

Drunk driving has been blamed for majority of road accidents in Kenya and the pronouncement by NTSA Director General Francis Meja that the current penalty is lenient has won praise among Kenyans.

Mr Meja told Standard newspaper; ““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.”

Kenyans online welcomed the proposed policy saying it will make drivers more careful in their behaviours while on the road.