Hundreds placed in forced quarantine for flaunting Curfew directives
Over 300 people are currently in forced quarantine at the Kenya Medical Training Institute (KMTC) for flaunting the curfew directive.
The majority of those rounded up were found indulging alcohol in open fields and bars, partying weddings, and those who were rounded up trying to defy the cessation of movement in and out of Nairobi.
Nairobi police boss Philip Ndolo said the individuals will be put in forced quarantine for a period of 14 days.
“People need to take this thing seriously. If the government says no meetings it means so. And if you are told not to move from Nairobi to other counties unless you are permitted please oblige. We have over 300 people who are going into quarantine” he said
Ndolo also sent out a warning to Bar Owners saying they will be severely punished for opening and allowing gatherings at their premises.
On Sunday, health CAS Mercy Mwangangi said that anyone found outside during the curfew hours will be put in forced quarantine.
“Going forward, fellow Kenyans, all those who break the curfew rules will be assumed to have been in contact with suspected cases, hence, will be quarantined for a period of 14 days,” she said.