ACTIVIST CHALLENGES USE OF ALCOBLOW BY POLICE.

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Political and human right activist Japhet Muroko with his lawyer Edna Arati and local artist at Milimani Law Court after filing a petition under certificate of urgency challenging use of alcoblow by police.

BY SAM ALFAN.

A litigant has moved to court seeking orders to block the use of breathalyzer machine by the police.
Mr Japhet Muroko says that the said gadgets don’t meet the required standards and they should not be applied to measure the alcohol content in the human body.
The machines have not been tested by the Kenya Bureau of standards to establish their suitability, thereby contravening the provisions of the constitution.
The applicant through her lawyer Edna Arati told Justice Weldon Korir, that Kenya Bureau of standard has not produced a certificate of confirmation to prove indeed the machines are good
The court heard that the National Transport and safety authority has not produced evidence of advertisement on procurement to ascertain that proper procedure was followed while purchasing the machines.
The court certified the application urgent and directed that same be served upon the attorney general KBS, Cabinet secretary ministry of transport and infrastructure and the matter be head inter parties on 11 August 2014.

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