Just a week after President Uhuru Kenyatta ordered Cabinet Secretaries to 'get out of their offices' and work for the people, Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang'i manned Nakuru-Nairobi Highway.
Though not a stranger in impromptu visits, Matiang'i joined police officers near Gilgil town where he spearheaded crackdown against rogue motorists.
Excited Kenyans took photos of the no nonsense minister and circulated them on social media. In one of the photos, the firebrand minister would be seen interacting with commuters.
The minister camped along the highway, synonymous with accidents for several hours in the company of few officials.
Since last month, Interior Ministry reintroduced Michuki Rules that saw several unroadworthy vehicles impounded by the police with owners arraigned in court.
His trip comes amid outcry over civilians attacks targeting police officers manning roads following emergency of two viral clips.
Mr Matiang'i has however remained mum on the matter despite the clips showing police officers wrestling with the civilians.
While in education ministry, Matiang'i often made impromptu stopovers in schools, a move that saw several school heads interdicted over incompetence.