Scores of Murang’a town residents were on Monday arrested for failing to wear face masks at public places.
Approximately 50 people were arrested by Administration officers and police in a one-hour operation within the town
Murang’a East Deputy County Commissioner (DCC) Ms. Virginia Githumbi said they will continue arresting people who are defying Ministry of Health protocols meant to contain the spread of the virus.
The country is currently witnessing an increase of covid-19 in what is described as the second wave of infection, with security officers moving arresting those not adhering to the protocols.
Gathumbi observed that business people have also relaxed in ensuring their customers wash hands or use sanitizers.
“In many local business premises within Murang’a town and neighbouring Mukuyu market, there is no water for washing hands. Even sanitizers are missing. During the patrol we are encouraging the business people to ensure their customers wash their hands,” she added.
She stressed that the operations to ensure Covid-19 protocols are adhered to by local residents will continue.
“The situation is bad as the number of infections is rising day by day, thus the need for the law enforcers to take urgent measures to stop the spread of the disease,” said the administrator.
She added that all public places will be under police surveillance to ensure residents wear face masks.
“We are also going to ensure all those who will be attending religious functions including weddings and burials observe Covid-19 protocols,” she further said.
Last week, 10 revelers were arrested after a contingent of police officers found them at 10 pm locked inside a bar taking beer in Mukuyu market.
By Bernard Munyao