More than 200 motorists were at the weekend caught unaware after the police reinstated roadblocks on various parts of the city to impose the mandatory breathalyser tests.
The drivers spent their nights in custody and some were released on Sh20,000 cashbail after they failed the tests.
Police said the tests will be imposed on various roads after the new law governing the practice was ratified at various levels.
Those caught are expected in court today 7 to face the charges of driving under the influence of alcohol.
The developments came after President Uhuru Kenyatta in June 2022 signed the Traffic (Amendment) Bill 2021 into law.
Under the new motorists found guilty of drunk driving risk a fine not exceeding Sh100,000, a two-year prison term, or both.
A breathalyser estimates the alcohol content in one’s blood from a breath sample.
Ten elite members of General Service Unit are Monday November 7, 2022 expected to appear in court to face murder charges over shooting dead of four people during a protect at Masimba area off Mombasa Highway, Kajiado County.
They are accused of shooting and killing four people on June 2, 2022 at the area during a protest by a mob over increased attacks by wild animals.
The officers spent their weekend in police custody after their arrest over the incident that happened after the protesters had blocked the busy highway for hours.
An investigation by the Independent Policing Oversight Authority has found the culpable of the deaths of the four during the clash that also left six other villagers with serious wounds.
The incident happened when the officers attached to the GSU opened fire at the demonstrators on the Nairobi – Mombasa Highway.
The incident comes in the wake of the prosecution of nine members of the disbanded Special Service Unit over the two missing Indians and their Kenyan driver since July 24 in Nairobi.
The actions have affected the working morale of the police in general amid rising crime levels in the country.