33 police roadblocks erected around the country’s disease infested area in readiness for Easter holidays

According to the inspector General of police, the police will strictly enforce the covid-19 containment measures around the counties of Nairobi, Nakuru, kiambu, kajiado and Machakos. Image/courtesy

The government has beefed up security ahead of Easter Holiday celebrations this weekend, Inspector General of Police Hillary Mutyambai said on Thursday while announcing strict implementation of Covid-19 containment measures.

Addressing members of the press at the National Police Service Headquarters- Jogoo house in Nairobi, the IG urged people within the Zoned Area of Nairobi, Kiambu, Machakos, Kajiado and Nakuru Counties, which was recently declared a Covid-19 disease-infested area, to exercise caution and not to travel to other parts of the country except for essential service providers.

And in another social media post, the IG of police cautioned the residents within the zoned area to strictly adhere to the government containment measures and urged them not to travel out of their areas unless they have the necessary authorization.

He said a total of 33 roadblocks have been erected on all the major roads leading into and out of the Zoned Area to help in the implementation of the cessation of movement directive issued by President Uhuru Kenyatta last Friday.

These roadblocks will be manned day and night to ensure total compliance of non-movement into and out of the Zoned Area,” he said.

“Further, Curfew hours as prescribed between 8pm to 4am within the Zoned Area shall remain in force until further notice.”


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