Machakos County Police Commander Karanja Muiruri has warned residents of Machakos County against defying Government curfew to stay indoors which begins from 7 pm to 5 am.
The County police boss noted that nobody will be allowed to loiter around during these hours as everyone is expected to be in their house by then.
Muiruri while addressing the press revealed that some people in Machakos, especially bodaboda riders and Matatu owners are defying the orders.
He also divulged that some matatus are carrying excess passengers without following the government directives of keeping social distance by ensuring they carry few passengers.
“Hakuna mtu hajui kile kinaendelea ni mambo na corona na wananchi wameambiwa na hawasikii, bodaboda wameambiwa hila wanakiuka sheria, matatu wanabeba kama hii hapa imebeba over 70 passengers, wananchi wanaambiwa wakuwe na ile social distance hawasikii, sisi kama polisi tumejiandaa na tunawapa muda wafike kwa manyumba zao na wakidhani hatuko, tutaingia hadi mashinani,”Muirui said.
He encouraged residents of Machakos to obey what the government has directed, saying the curfew is in the whole country and they should not wait to see how the police work after being given orders to keep people at home.
“Usikae uone jinsi polisi wanafanya kazi. Ukisikia ni curfew kaunti ya Machakos hawajawahi kusikia curfew, mahali kwingine kama Mandera, Lamu wanajua nini, hao wanatii. Lakini kwa sababu imekuja Kenya mzima ngoja uone vile polisi wanafanya kazi,” he promised.
“Nawaomba msikubali kuona vile polisi wanafanyanga kazi, curfew ni curfew hata kwako hautatoka, utakojolea kwa ndoo na mmechokoza nyuki kwa maana, watu wamekua vichwa ngumu, watu wa boda wamekuwa vichwa ngumu,watu wa matatu tunawaambia wasibebe excess, wanabeba, pia wamechokoza nyuki. Twende kazi,” The County police commander threatened.