The Central Region Commissioner Wilfred Nyagangwa has warned bars and entertainment joints in the region flouting the set Ministry of Health Covid-19 guidelines that they risked closure.
Speaking in Nyandarua when he oversaw the distribution of the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) examination papers, Nyagangwa noted that it was vital for the joints to follow the set guidelines of social distancing, wearing of face mask and closing at the stipulated timelines.
The Regional Commissioner decried that some of them were not adhering to set guidelines warning that they risk cancellation of their licenses.
“We want to warn some of the people who are operating these outlets especially entertainments, if you are found to have broken the Covid-19 rules we will close your business,” he warned.
He accused a number of leaders from the region of declining to follow the set protocols warning they risked arrest.
On cessation of movement to Kiambu County which is one of the counties in the region marked as a red zone county, he urged residents to continue staying in the low risk counties to help contain the spread.
“I am appealing to members of the public to ensure that this locked down is observed fully and those breaking the law will be arrested and prosecuted because we have also witnessed where leaders have also been involved in breaking the law.
“We want to see those people in locked areas to remain there to ensure that this pandemic is contained so that life can resume normalcy,” he said
He however observed that places of worship and burial ceremonies were fully complying with the set guidelines.
On the exams, Nyagangwa noted that he was pleased that the tests had been conducted in a transparent and accountable manner with no case of irregularity recorded.
By Jesse Mwitwa