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Why Obstructing a Train Can Give You Ten Years Imprisonment

The Kenya Railways Corporation has given a warning against disobeying rules and regulations of rail traffic. In the statement, the public has been advised to be alert and exercise caution any time they cross railway lines.

Motorists have also been urged to be careful while operating near railway lines to avoid obstructing trains.

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The corporation wants Kenyans to stick to Kenya Railways Corporations Act (Cap 397), Section 66 which states, "Any person who unlawfully does any act which obstructs, or might obstruct, the working of a train, vessel or vehicle of the Corporation and which endangers, or might endanger the life of any person travelling thereon; or...

"damage or in any way interferes with any train, vessel, vehicle signal points, rails, sleeper, light house, buoy, mark, beacon or other property of the Corporation in such a manner as to endanger, or as might endanger the life of any person shall be guilty of an offence and liable to imprisonment for a term not exceeding ten years."

The Kenya Railways pointed out that it is everyone's personal responsibility to observe rules for safety purposes and avoid going to jail for ten years.

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