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IG Koome recalls police officers on leave ahead of festive season

The Inspector General of Police Japheth Koome has ordered all police officers on leave to resume work immediately in a bid to enhance security in the country during the festive season.

In a statement issued on Wednesday, the IG urged all road users to observe traffic rules noting that 16 people had already lost their lives in the past week.

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“I am appealing to pedestrians, cyclists, boda boda riders, passengers, and drivers to adhere to traffic rules so that we make this festive season safe for all of us,” said Koome.

Koome further reiterated commitment to support the ongoing crackdown by the National Transport and Safety Authority (NTSA) and Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) to ensure that safety and sanity prevails on roads.

“The National Police Service has no room for Corrupt Officers. My Office remains open to the Director EACC for collaboration in the fight against corruption,” he stated.

The IG called for collective responsibility by all road users adding that most accidents were as result of non-compliance with traffic regulations and rules such as operating defective vehicles, failure to usc safely belts by commuters, speeding, driver fatigue, driving under the influence of alcohol and drugs, and dangerous overtaking.

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