IG Mutyambai directs strict enforcement of COVID-19 rules, cites compliance laxity

IG Mutyambai directs strict enforcement of COVID-19 rules, cites compliance laxity
FILE PHOTO: A police officer stops a car at the start of the lockdown restrictions set by the government to prevent the rampant spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Eastleigh district of Nairobi, Kenya May 6, 2020. REUTERS/Thomas Mukoya/File Photo

The National Police Service (NPS) in a statement on Tuesday, sounded the alarm on what it termed ‘a rising trend pointing to the violation of Ministry of Health COVID-19 protocols’

According to the statement, certain individuals have violated the protocols by holding unauthorized gatherings where there is no observance of social distancing or wearing of face masks.

Further, the statement noted that some businesses and individuals were not observing curfew hours or adhering to the wearing of face masks.

“Some violations include: holding unauthorized gatherings where social distance is not observed, failure to observe curfew hours, failure to wear masks and over crowding in Public Service Vehicles,” the statement noted.

The NPS has reiterated that those willing to hold public gatherings must notify the OCS of such intents at least 3 days before the proposed date.

Additionally, commanders across the country have been instructed to oversee that the guidelines are strictly adhered to.

“Members of the public are advised to adhere to the Ministry of Health protocols which include wearing a face mask properly and maintaining a social distance, failure to which neccesary legal action may be taken against them,” the statement added.

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