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Boda boda passengers to buy masks

Residents of Elgeyo Marakwet intending to travel using boda bodas must ensure that they buy masks.

The County Disaster Response Committee said it had taken the measure to ensure that boda bodas complied with the law noting that telling operators to buy a mask for each of their customers may not be possible financially.
The committee chairman county commissioner Dr. Ahmed Omar therefore called on all boda boda operators and their passengers to ensure they have masks failure to which they would be arrested and charged.
He also reminded them that each boda boda should carry only one passenger expressing concern that many have continued to flout this rule.
Addressing the press in Iten on measures being put in place to contain the spread of the Covid 19 disease, the CC gave all boda boda operators a two-day ultimatum to comply with the law failure to which they would be grounded.
He expressed concern that residents had resorted to illegal brews following the closure of bars and called on chiefs and their assistants to get rid of the brews in their locations of face the sack.
The County Police Commander John Mwinzi called on all those offering essential services to ensure they have identification documents from their employers during the curfew.
“It is very difficult for the police to know who is offering essential services and who is not that is why it is important to have identification documents properly displayed,” he said.
He also reminded residents that they were supposed to be home by 7.00 pm and not closing their businesses at that time.
The CEC Health Kiprono Chepkok warned those spreading fake news about Covid 19 on social media saying the Directorate of Criminal Investigations is probing such cases and action would be taken against them.
By Alice Wanjiru

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