Scores of hoteliers operating various eateries in Kapsowar were arrested after public health officials in Marakwet West embarked on a crackdown on outlets flouting health safety regulations.
The operations which caught many hotel owners and workers unawares managed to net those with no health certificates and proper clothing.
Marakwet West County Administrator Patrick Maiyo said that the operation was aimed at making sure the hotels and eateries conformed to the public health and sanitation regulations so as to avoid outbreaks of diseases.
He added that the health officials were also looking into hotels that are not up to par in terms of cleanliness to shut them down but all met the stipulated cleanliness standards.
Confirming the arrests, the Marakwet west sub county OCPD Bosita Omukholongolo who said those arrested will appear before a court of law to answer to the charges.
By Rennish Okong’o