Posted April 21, 2021 9:18 am by

Almost 500 people arrested for flouting Covid 19 protocols

Police in Homa Bay in the last two weeks have arrested 484 people including two Catholic priests who violated measures set by the Ministry of Health in containing the spread of Covid-19.

The two priests were arrested over the weekend in Sindo town within Suba South constituency for organizing a mass that attracted more than 500 congregants at a local church in the town contrary to the government directives regarding places of worship during the pandemic.

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According to the Homa Bay County Commissioner Moses Lilan, 318 people were arrested because they were not wearing masks while 166 were contravening curfew orders in the last two weeks.

Addressing the press in his office, Lilan said the attention of the County Covid-19 Emergency Response Committee which he co-chairs with County governor Cyprian Awiti has been drawn to instances where members of the public and clergy are still violating the Covid -19 rules despite several warnings.

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            The commissioner added, “The police have impounded 11 motor vehicles which were found to have flouted requirements in terms of capacity, and 33 motorcycles whose owners were found within curfew hours and with passengers without masks.”

The administrator warned residents against violation of Covid-19 protocols adding that the county security team will ensure covid19 enforcement measures continue in all parts of the county.

Lilan further revealed that the enforcement measures are continuous and the county enforcement officers have been given firm instructions and those people who will not comply with the set protocols will find it difficult during the clampdown.

KNA by Sitna Omar

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