Kenya: Hundreds Arrested for Flouting Covid-19 Protocols

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Sumary of Kenya: Hundreds Arrested for Flouting Covid-19 Protocols:

  • Police were forced to swing into action and as a result dozens were arrested in separate places as special security enforcement squads moved to enforce Covid-19 pandemic protocols across the country..
  • According to the police, more than 1,000 people were arrested in the operations and are scheduled to appear in court on Monday..
  • In Umoja, at least 300 revelers were arrested at Evolution bar at 11pm and booked at Buru buru police cells amid fears this would hasten the spread of the pandemic among them..
  • Buruburu Police boss Adamson Bungei said that the operation will be sustained, to ensure the Covid-19 rules are adhered to..
  • Mombasa Governor Hassan Joho on Saturday night led an operation alongside law enforcement officers and the county inspectorate with 35 people getting arrested at a popular Shisha den popularly known as the “Escape”.
  • In Nakuru, police had to lobe a teargas canister into a bar in the town after the revellers started to haul objects and beers at them in efforts to deter their arrest in the wee hours on Saturday morning..
  • Police officers were embroiled in a four-hour standoff with the erratic patrons who stood their ground, attacking the cops with beer bottles..
  • Sign up for free AllAfrica Newsletters A police report published the names of the 86 saying they were arrested for contravening the Covid-19 protocols…

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