Scores Arraigned in Court for Flouting Covid-19 Containment Measures

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Scores of people were yesterday arraigned in a Narok court for flouting measures set by the Ministry of Health to contain Covid-19.
The over 60 people who appeared before Narok Resident Magistrate Ms. Adelaide Sisenda pleaded guilty to the charges that included failing to wear facemasks, wearing the facemask the wrong way, and failure to keep social distance and were fined Sh3000 each or 14 days imprisonment.
The court heard that the culprits were arrested over the weekend at different parts of the county in an intensified crackdown on people defying MOH Coronavirus containment measures.
A number of them were nabbed at Nairegie Enkare trading center in Narok East Sub County and others at Olkruto area in Narok North Sub County.
The war on the deadly virus has been intensified in Narok County with the County Commissioner Evans Achoki warning those who fail to adhere to the government’s directives that they would be arrested and prosecuted.
On Friday, Commissioner Achoki led his security team to Narok streets to sensitize residents on the importance of putting facemasks, washing hands regularly and using sanitizers as a measure of curbing the spread of Covid-19.
Tens of police officers were also dispersed to various spots in the town among them market places, estates and bus stages to warn residents who failed to observe the measures of subsequent consequences.
Narok County Public Health Officer Edward Tankoi said the region has so far reported 384 confirmed cases of coronavirus and 17 deaths.
“The rate of the spread of the disease was low in the months of April, May, June and July but has been increasing since August when the rules were relaxed,” said Tankoi.
Tankoi asked police officers to be in the frontline and enforce the directives put to contain the spread of the disease to the letter.

By Ann Salaton

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