President Uhuru Kenyatta has ordered the police not to spare any mheshimiwa caught flaunting the Covid-19 restrictions or is caught outside after the curfew hours.
Speaking during a media briefing Uhuru stated that the rules should be applied equally to everyone irregardless of rank or social status.
“Forthwith, the Inspector General shall ensure that his officers spare no mheshimiwa, no individual, regardless of social status or rank, who is either out after curfew without being an essential worker or who flaunts the health protocols that have been set out,” said Uhuru.
Uhuru has also ordered the closure of all bars until further notice.
Inspector General Of Police Hillary Mutyambai has been asked to permanently withdraw licenses of bars that are in breach of the new directive.
Also affected negatively with the new measures are hotels and all eateries whose closing time has been adjusted from 8pm to 7pm.
The current curfew will remain for the next 30 days and all chiefs have been asked to strictly implement the ban on public gatherings.
Uhuru has also directed that all government institutions be availed to the Ministry of Health for isolation quarantine purposes for persons with coronavirus when necessary.
The public institutions according to President Kenyatta include institutions include all sporting facilities, stadia and education institutions.
Uhuru has also ordered the ministry of health to develop a protocol to retain temporarily retired ICU staff to support the medical staff in dealing with Covid-19 cases.
So far Kenya has so far recorded 17, 975 cases of Covid-19 after 440 people more tested positive.
The number of fatalities recorded in the country is 285.