The National Police Service has deployed more than 3,000 officers to ensure compliance with the COVID-19 guidelines during Easter holiday.
In a statement seen by ‘TV47Digital’ on Wednesday, Inspector General Hillary Mutyambai reminded Kenyans within the zoned area of Nairobi, Machakos, Kiambu, Kajiado and Nakuru not to travel outside.
“We urge those within the zoned area of Nairobi, Kiambu, Machakos, Kajiado and Nakuru counties to exercise caution and to remain around, except for essential service providers,” read his statement.
NPS announced that it shall enforce the COVID-19 protocols through a joint team effort with the National Government Administration Officers(NGAO), National Transport and Safety Authority(NTSA) and the Kenya Prisons Service.
Among the COVID-19 protocols reiterated by Mutyambai include curfew hours within the zoned area that remains from 8 pm to 4 am and the cessation of movement into and out of the zone.
“Accordingly, we have erected 33 road blocks on all the major roads leading into and out of the zoned Area. These road blocks will be manned day and night to ensure total compliance of non-movement into and out of the Zoned Area,” the statement read.
Mutyambai said that more officers had already been assigned different points to ensure compliance by Kenyans through the Easter holiday.
“As we speak, the Commissioner-General Prisons has released not less than 3000 officers to augment the NPS officers in ensuring that citizens go through this festive season in a secure and peaceful environment,” the statement read.
Mutyambai assured Kenyans that the officers shall be reasonable while enforcing the strict measures.
“On our part we commit to be humane as we discharge our mandate,” the statement read.