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Police crack the whip on Kenyans not wearing masks in public

Police in Mombasa County have today launched a crackdown on the members of the public found to be flouting Covid-19 rules set by the ministry of health a few months ago.

Among those who fell victim to the early morning, arrests are the matatu drivers, touts, and their passengers who were not found to be compliant with the rules by not wearing face masks.

Confirming the incident earlier today, Changamwe police boss  Joseph Kavoo, said over one hundred public service vehicles had been confiscated for not providing handwashing facilities and sanitizers.

He further divulged that the passengers who were found not be wearing the face masks had been checked in at the Changamwe police station awaiting court process and investigations.

They are faced with a fine of up to 20,000 Shillings or six months in prison if they are found guilty of the offenses.

This comes as the Mombasa County Assembly was closed down today for two weeks after three Members of the County Assembly (MCAs) tested positive for Covid-19.

The County on Monday, Oct 26th, 2020 led in the number of new infections according to the daily brief released by the Ministry of Health.

In the report, the County reported a total of 71 new infections with the distributions as 33 from Kisauni, 20 from Mvita, nine in Nyali, five in Likoni, and 2 each in Jomvu & Changamwe.

The sharp spike in the number of new infections has been attributed to the negligence by the public on the Covid-19 regulations, and the ongoing political campaigns ahead of the forthcoming by-elections.

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