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Police light bonfire along Thika Road to keep curfew flouters warm till dawn

Curfew enforcement exercise by police officers on Saturday, April 17 along Thika road left many motorists and passengers stuck in the traffic for hours.

It is reported that officers mounted roadblocks at around 9pm an extension from the exact time 8pm when the curfew hours should start in Nairobi.

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The officers only allowed essential services for example, security officers, medical practitioners, journalists, among others to pass.

As the number of vehicles increased, the officers decided to light up a bonfire to keep the motorists and passengers warm.

In a short video shared by NTV online, the officers could be seen getting wood from their vehicles and adding them to the fire.

The commuters then gathered around the fire to get warm as they wait for the officers to open the roads.

Social media users have since complained that even though the roads were closed following the Covid-19 rules, having the flouters stand near each other was also against the Covid-19 protocols.

The motorists could be heard from the video even asking the officers to provide meat so they can roast and eat while waiting for dawn.

According to those caught on the road last curfew hours, police officers had informed them that they will spend the night at the road.

The officers then removed the roadblocks after an uproar from the public.

The officers idea of starting a bonfire has has since been on the receiving end with many condemning their acts.

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