Several people including six police officers spent the weekend in cold police cells after they were detained for breaching Covid-19 protocols in Kisumu County.
The suspects who will be arraigned in courts today were arrested in various places in the region for violating the rules that have been put in place to help slow the spread of Covid-19.
This came as authorities led by County Commissioner Josephine Ouko, heightened patrols to ensure that residents obey the revised curfew hours that now starts at 7pm.
On Saturday, six police officers from Nakuru found partying beyond the curfew deadline at a popular local joint in Kisumu were detained by their colleagues in Kisumu.
A police report seen by The Standard indicated that the cops were arrested alongside six other civilians who had been drinking at a bar in Nyamasaria at 8pm.
The officers said to have been drunk at the time of arrest were detained at Kondele police station by their colleagues who were enforcing curfew orders. The officers did not resist arrest.
In Muhoroni, a family was forced to bury their dead kin in a huff in the wee hours of the morning after they were found to have violated the protocols.
The family had reportedly violated the burial permit that had required them to inter the body of Risper Juma on Friday but had failed to do so and had kept the body for a night vigil.
County Commander Samuel Anampiu said that the family was compelled to bury the body under the supervision of police officers at 4 am.
“Acting on intelligence, a multi-agency team comprising of the Deputy County Commissioner, the Sub-county police commander, the sub-county criminal investigations officer and respective parties all of Muhoroni Sub County visited the homestead,” said Anampiu.
The officer noted that the family had not buried their kin within the 72 hours put in place.
On Thursday, the government imposed a dusk to dawn curfew on 13 Lake Region Economic Block counties to curb the spread of Covid-19.
Nyanza regional traffic boss Mwangi Nganga said mobile patrols had been heightened to ensure the curfew measures were adhered to.
“All offenders will be nabbed,” Mwangi told The Standard.
Mwangi said police roadblocks had also been erected in all major highways.