Migori County Security committee has banned organised celebration parties or youth’s music extravaganza during this end year festivities in a bid to contain spread of Covid 19.
Speaking to the press outside his office while flanked by the County security team last week, area County Commissioner Boaz Cherutich said police patrol has been enhanced across the county to ensure bars, churches and controlled events adhere to Covid-19 protocols.
“We have received information that certain individuals have organised parties, but let me assure them that they will not be allowed, they will be arrested,” he warned.
He asked the youths not to be lured to attend such organised parties so as to avoid contracting the deadly disease.
Cherutich called on the residents, bar owners and religious groups to ensure they follow the laid down Covid-19 protocols.
He said residents should work closely with security agencies in case of any incident that will threaten their peace by sharing information with them.
“I appeal to the residents to share information. If you see any suspicious character anywhere within your compound please share that report to the nearest police station,” Cherutich said.
Cherutich warned locals still involved in Disco Matanga that police will not tolerate them and asked chiefs and their assistants to implement government order by reporting to the police those involved in disco matanga.
The County Commissioner however assured the residents that police will provide 24-hour security patrol, especially in urban areas to deal with anybody disturbing peace-loving Kenyans.
He further challenged Migori parents not to allow their children to visit parties, hotels to celebrate on their own.
“It is shameful for children to roam aimlessly and uncontrollably to hotels and bars,” he said.
The county Commissioner further threatened to blacklist bars and restaurants that will sell alcohol to children under 18 years.
He promised that village elders, members of the Nyumba Kumi initiative and the chiefs will ensure all school-going children report back to school on January 4, 2021.
While speaking at the same time, Migori County Police Commander Manasseh Musyoka said police will ensure all public passenger and private vehicles stick to Covid-19 protocols.
Musyoka warned that vehicles violating traffic rules will be withdrawn from the roads, adding that it is their duty is to ensure the safety of all Kenyans, while using the roads all the time especially this festive season when the majority of Kenyans are traveling.
He said that drunk drivers will not be allowed on the roads and urged members of the public to immediately contact the police any moment they spot a vehicle being driven by a person under the influence of alcohol.
By Geoffrey Satia