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World record holder fined sh.5, 000

World record holder Wilson Kipsang, and eight others were on Friday fined Sh 5,000 or 2 months imprisonment in default after pleading guilty to contravening the countrywide 7pm to 5 am curfew.
Kipsang, the Kapchemutwa ward MCA Ambrose Kiplagat and six others appeared before Iten senior principal magistrate Charles Kutwa charged with contravening provisions of a curfew restriction order contrary to section 9 (6) of the public orders act.
They were charged that on April 2, 2020 at about 8.30 pm at Keelu Resort in Keiyo North sub county they were found in contravention of a public order (state curfew order 2020) issued by Cabinet Secretary for Interior and Coordination of National Government.
The charge continued that they were found taking alcohol and playing pool outside the restricted time contrary to public order act.
The prosecutor Claire Kosgey told the court that officers from Iten police station were on patrol along the Keelu hotel when officers found the accused persons taking alcohol and playing pool in contravention of the curfew.
The court termed the offence as serious and fined the offenders sh. 5,000 or two months imprisonment in default. They were given 14 days to appeal.
The other accused persons were Nelson Kibet, Eliud Kiprono, Kipruto Kosgey, Boaz Kiprotich, Samwel Kiplagat, Jackline Jerono and Sharon Kipchirchir.
All the men paid the fine and were released leaving the two women who were taken to Eldoret GK prison.

By Alice Wanjiru

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