Kenyans heap praises on cop who enforced the curfew without using a rod

By Vincent Kejitan | Saturday, Mar 28th 2020 at 13:31
Share this story:

While other officers were beating up Kenyans with rods and batons, one officer opted to adopt a different approach.

In a video doing rounds on social media, Baringo Central Sub-County Administration Police Commander Ibrahim Abachilla was seen helping motorists who did not beat the curfew to sanitise as he advised them on the government’s directive.

Abachilla urged the drivers to plan their trips well to ensure they are not on the roads between 7pm and 5am.

"Get to your homes and stay inside. Don’t be late again as the government has announced a curfew,” he said.

He also educated the drivers about Coronavirus and urged them to practice social distancing.

This, however, was not the case in other parts of the country where police beat up Kenyans who were not in their houses by 7pm.

In Nairobi, hundreds of commuters were left stranded at bus stops as no matatus were allowed into the CBD.

Those who managed to get the few matatus that were available were forced to pay double their usual fare.

On Friday, Inspector General of Police Hillary Mutyambai asked Kenyans to adhere to the curfew, warning those who will be found outside that they will be arrested and charged in court.

Mutyambai stated that the conditions of the curfew were very clear and only persons offering essential services would be allowed to move during the curfew.

This, he said would be monitored by police as they will put up a number of roadblocks in all parts of the country.

Those offering essential services will be required to carry their job IDs and to prove that they are on shift.

“Ensure you are home by 7pm. If you are on nightshift kindly report before 7pm and leave after 5am.

“This is for your own safety,” he said.

Here is the video:

Share this story:
Other related topics:

Latest Stories