Police using drones to crackdown on trespassers on the Covid-19 Kilimambogo roadblock

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The  Thika  MP, Patrick  Wainaina (right) issuing food donations to officers at the Kilimambogo Covid -19 road block in efforts to motivate them as they restrict trespassers sneaking in and out of the metropolis. Photo by KNA.

Police  officers manning the Kilimambogo covid-19 road block in Kiambu County have tightened the noose on mass movement in and out of Nairobi Metropolitan area, arresting over 30 trespassers.

The  officers drawn from Border Police Unit said most of the trespassers use boda bodas to access entry and exit in the metropolis.

The trespassers have since been booked and charged according to Lameck Malagia, the officer in charge of the operations at the roadblock.

To that effect, the road block has been regarded the most meticulous and one of strictest in the country.

Malagia said the gadget has high density cameras that can monitor movement from far into the Del Monte pineapple and tea plantations which the bodaboda operators hide in as they sneak in and out of the metropolis.

Speaking when Thika MP, Patrick Wainaina donated to them food items, masks, sanitizers and refreshments in recognition of their efforts in the fight against Covid-19  on Thursday, Wainaina said the road block has been instrumental in the fight against the pandemic.

The  MP said the donations will be extended to other roadblocks at Mary Hill along Thika-Mang’u Highway and at Chania River along Nairobi-Nyeri Highway.

He said since the containment measures had proved to be effective in the fight against Covid-19 and that the government should not be in a hurry to remove them.

“Before deciding on whether to reopen the Metropolis, the government should monitor numbers of Covid-19 infections. We should not be in a hurry and end up making mistakes,” said the MP.

The officers welcomed the donations, saying it would motivate them in the containment work.

By  Muoki Charles

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