52 security personnel in forced quarantine after violating curfew rules

52 security personnel in forced quarantine after violating curfew rules
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52 security personnel are among 1,254 people in forced quarantine after violating nationwide curfew regulations, Interior CAS Hussein Dhadho said.

According to him, 38 are from the National Police Service while 10 are from the Kenya Army.

3 others are prison officers and 1 from the National Intelligence Service (NIS).

“Idara ya polisi imejizatiti kuhakikisha sheria inafuatwa bila kuvunja haki za wakenya, licha ya visa vichache ambavyo vimeripotiwa,” the CAS said.

The CAS had appeared before the Senate Ad Hoc committee on Covid-19 pandemic.

The Committee that is chaired by Nairobi Senator Johnson Sakaja however expressed their dismay over failure by Interior CS Fred Matiang’i to appear for the fourth consecutive time.

Senator Sakaja directed that CS Matiang’i appear before the committee on Thursday next week.

Parliament had summoned Dr. Matiang’i and Health CS Mutahi Kagwe over claims of police brutality and in particular, continued arrest and detaining of citizens who violate the Covid-19 rules.

The National Assembly has questioned the Public Health (Prevention, Control and Suppression of Covid-19) Rules, 2020 and the Public Health (Covid-19 Restriction of Movement of Persons and Related Measures) Rules, 2020.

“The committee is concerned that the enforcement and implementation of these two sets of rules have since encountered considerable challenges affecting a wide range of the general public. The committee has therefore invited the CSs for a meeting to deliberate on the issues,” National Assembly Clerk Michael Sialai said in a statement.

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