Three Kenyan suspect who were arraigned in court for failure to observe the social distancing rule that was put in place by the Ministry Of Health to ease the spread of COVID-19 containment have been set free.
The suspect,Kevin Onyango,Joseph Olaro and Christopher Muchai failed to adhere to the one-meter social distance rule at a meeting in Twiga house in Nairobi on August 9th,2021,With the cheif magistrate Francis Andayi considering the fact that the Government had allowed public transport to carry full capacity it was difficult to maintain the rule.
“Having considered the mitigation by the fact that the government has eased some of the COVID-19 measure like public Transport,even if they were to keep the one-metre social diatance at the meeting while using matatu they will not keep that distance,”ruled the magistrate.
The three suspects were further charged with o two more counts for resisting arrest and assaulting a police officer which is contrary to the kenyan Law.
They all denied charges on the second and third counts and were released on a cash bail of Ksh.10,000.