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Curfew does not mean you cannot take your relative to hospital — Police Spokesperson Charles Owino

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Police Spokesperson Charles Owino has clarified that the 7pm-5am that is set to start today will be carried out in a professional manner and special cases will be considered.

Owino gave an example of those who might want to rush their relatives to hospital saying such people can be allowed to be outside but he urged Kenyans to observe the curfew.

On Thursday, Interior CS Fred Matiang’i gazetted the curfew and that means there shall be no public gatherings, processions or movement either alone or as a group for the period of the curfew.

According to Owino, there are ‘adequate police officers’ to enforce the curfew and they will patrol to see whether Kenyans have complied.

“The Inspector-General last week recalled all police officers who were on leave and with the curfew, we have enough number of police officers who will be moving around the country to ensure that Kenyans remain indoor in the hours directed and also provide security,” he remarked.

Although those who violate the curfew might not be detained, punishment for the offence will be guided by Section 8(6) of the Public Order Act, which provides for the applicable sentence and fine.

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“Any person who contravenes any of the provisions of a curfew order or any of the terms or conditions of a permit granted to him under subsection (1) of this section shall be guilty of an offence and liable to a fine not exceeding Sh1000 or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding three months, or to both such fine and such imprisonment,” the section reads.

Earlier this week, President Uhuru Kenyatta said the National Security Council was forced invoke the Public Order Number One on coronavirus pandemic to restrict movement of people because Kenyans had been reluctant to adhere to behavioural protocols by the Health ministry to tame the virus spread.

He appeared to hint at a total lockdown should Kenyans defy the curfew order.

“If the measures are deemed to be inadequate, we shall, without hesitation, take even further and more drastic measures to ensure that the cardinal duty of the government and of the State which is the protection of life and property is assured,” he said.

By SDE


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Mum celebrates petrol station attendant who shielded her daughter at night

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“I will forever be grateful to this guy,” Kihangu Veronicah said as she shared a photo of a petrol station attendant who saved her daughter’s life.

Limuru mum celebrates petrol station attendant who shielded her daughter at night

Peter Elegwa worked the night shift that day. Photo: Shell
Source: UGC

The grateful mum narrated how Peter Elegwa shielded her daughter from the danger in the dead of the night after she failed to make it home in time.

According to the Facebook user, her daughter was caught in traffic past curfew hours on Saturday, November 28.

The driver of the matatu she had boarded decided to drop the passengers before they reached their destinations.

 

Limuru mum celebrates petrol station attendant who shielded her daughter at night

Peter, the man who watched over Kihangu’s daughter. Photo: Kihangu Victoria
Source: Facebook

The driver then turned away as he was not willing to spend one more minute on the God-forsaken road.

Kihangu’s daughter decided to trek the rest of the way despite it being pitch black outside.

It was around 10.30pm and the rain had started pouring so she had to consider seeking shelter while the rainfall subsided.

“She arrived at Shell Petrol Station and this guy sheltered her and provided my daughter with a seat as she waited for me to sort out her transportation,” the happy mum recalled.

Kihangu further explained that Peter made sure her daughter was safe till 11.15pm when a car was sent to pick her up.

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She praised the kind employee and thanked him for his heart of gold.

by Tuko.co.ke


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Kiambu: Suspected thieves exhume body of COVID-19 victim four days after burial

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Residents from Kamirithu village in Limuru, Kiambu county are still recovering from shock after they woke up to an exhumed grave on Tuesday, December 1.

Kiambu: Suspected thieves exhume body of COVID-19 victim four days after burial

The suspected thieves dug up the grave of a COVID-19 victim. Photo: UGC.
Source: UGC

The grave of 15-year-old Ian Kamau who was buried on Thursday, November 26, after losing the fight against COVID-19 was raided by suspected thieves who were reportedly looking for any valuables that many have been buried with the victim.

According to the residents who condemned the bizarre action, the suspected thieves did not touch the remains of the teenager or his coffin but left the grave ajar.

“This is not good at all. Those people were just uncovering the wounds of the family which is already trying to move on,” one resident told the media.

Officials from the Ministry of Health who arrived at the scene together with police officers said they will investigate the matter as they filled up the grave.

The locals also asked the law enforcers to beef up security around Ian’s graveyard and to enhance the lighting in the public cemetery.

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Fearless girl asks mum to start doing house chores, says she’s tired

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A video has emerged on social media in which a young girl could be seen arguing with her mother over house chores.

The girl expressed her dissatisfaction over the house chores her mother left for her. She asked why her mother does nothing in the chores and leaves everything for her.

She said she lays bed, cleans and arranges the house and told her mother to learn how to do these chores.

Young girl challenges mum over house chores

She told her mum not to kill her with house chores, adding that because she gave birth to her does not mean she should do nothing in the house. @mediagist/Instagram
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The girl told her mum to give birth to another child, adding that she would stop doing house chores in the house.

She said because her mother gave birth to her does not mean the latter would do nothing in the house.

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