Kisii County Police Commander Francis Kool says the high number of COVID-19 cases can be reduced in months should locals decide to strictly decide to adhere to stipulated measures.
“We need to adhere to the measures the way police do to the orders given by their seniors. All that we are doing is to help out people observe the measures put in place by the government.”
He said they will engage locals in a friendly match to have them understand that all they are doing is for their good. “It is a friendly match that will not have in injuries.”
He said 94 people have so far been arrested in the county for not adhering to the measures. Six motorcycles were nabbed while
64 other people were arrested for not wearing masks.
“There is compliance and willingness among a good population to go home before 7 pm. We will help them in clearing the traffic jam in all our major towns. After clearing towns we go to villagers and ensure that there is compliance.”
Kool says there have been cases of humbling and drinking in private homes that have been reported to the authorities. The cases involve some individuals gathering past curfew time.
The police boss noted that they had banned all form of demonstrations in the county.
He said that Matatus carrying passengers exceeding 60 per cent of the normal passengers will have their licences cancelled. “Excess passengers will also be charged.”
Kisii is among the 13 counties in the Lake Region where the government imposed the 7 pm to 4 am curfew.
By Frank Akunga