The Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) is warning Kenyans against failure to adhere to regulations and protocols set by the government in its bid to control the spread of the Coronavirus.
In a statement through its Twitter handle, the DCI says those individuals found culpable of failing to observe Public Health Act CAP 242 will be arrested and arraigned in a court of law.
According to the DCI the Penalty for exposure of infected person suffering from any infectious disease, and wilfully exposes himself without proper precautions against spreading the said disease in any street, public place, or shop, shall be guilty of an offence and liable to a fine not exceeding thirty thousand shillings or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding three years or to both.
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The warning come barley a day after Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe announced that Kilifi county deputy governor would be arrested and charged in accordance with the Public Health Act for refusing to quarantine himself after arriving in the country from Germany.
Elsewhere, a man who recently jetted back into the country from the United States has been forced in to self-quarantine with his seven family members in their home in Nyakeore village, Nyamira County.
According to Nyamira County Commissioner Amos Mariba, health officials accompanied by police officers and Nyumba Kumi officials on Sunday traced the man’s home following reports that he was roaming freely.
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Meanwhile, Mombasa Governor Ali Hassan Joho has called for a total lockdown to be implemented in the country to control the spread of the Coronavirus disease.
Addressing a press conference in Mombasa, Joho maintained that the country needed a lockdown similar to the one witnessed in Wuhan, China, and Italy.
The governor stated that while a lockdown would impact negatively on people’s lives, it remained the most viable way to curb the Coronavirus.
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