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Nairobi: 57 people subjected to 7 days of community service after flouting Covid-19 rules

57 Nairobi residents who were arrested over the weekend for flouting Covid-19 regulations have been sentenced to one week of community service.

According to the Nairobi Metropolitan Services (NMS), the offenders were nabbed in various joints and taken to Kilimani Police Station.

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The revellers were arraigned at Kibera Courts on Monday, March 22 before being released on a community service order.

Covid-19 flouters
The Covid-19 rules flouters were arrested over the weekend and arraigned to court where they were subjected to manual punishment. Photo courtesy

The were directed to clean Nairobi streets daily starting on Monday to Friday, March 26 as from 8am to 5pm.

They are expected to report at 8:00am to 5:00pm for the entire week for their services including cleanup of Marikiti and Muthurua Markets, Globe, Nairobi River, as will be assigned,” statement by NMS

The offenders will be supervised by NMS Directorate of enforcement as they work on various facilities assigned.

Some of facilities they were assigned are Marikiti and Muthurua markets, Globe Roundabout, along Nairobi River among others.

The National Police Service will rearrest and arraign in court those who do not abide for a stiffer punishment,” the NMS stated.

Among the 57, some were caught drinking inside bars past curfew hours, other were found without masks while others did not keep social distance.

President Uhuru Kenyatta on Friday, March 12 extended nationwide night curfew for extra 2 months.

The head of state announced that the night curfew will start as from 10pm and end at 4am.

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Uhuru directed all bars and Social areas to close at 9pm starting from March 12 to May 12.

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