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Sh20,000 on the spot - IG Mutyambai announces penalty for violating Covid-19 protocols

Police to impose Sh20,000 fine

Inspector General of Police Hillary Mutyambai during a recent event at the Prosecution Training Institute, Loresho Campus

Police will now impose a Sh20,000 fine on-the-spot on all Kenyans found violation Covid-19 guidelines issued by the Ministry of Health.

The development was conveyed by Inspector General Hillary Mutyambai on Thursday.

He explained that the new directive is a measure to ensure that police cells are not overcrowded.

The Sh20,000 fine had earlier been set for members of the public found without a face mask in public.

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IG Mutyambai ordered officers to start enforcing the directive on Thursday evening as curfew begins at 10PM.

Kenyans asked to cooperate with Police

IG Mutyambai further issued a memo outlining that the police were ready to enforce the rules set by President Uhuru Kenyatta during his 13th Presidential Address on Covid-19.

"All police officers across the country have been instructed to enforce the Covid-19 protocols and regulations in strict compliance with the rule of law.

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"We appeal to members of the public to cooperate with the police by adhering to set Covid-19 protocols and regulations," the memo read in part.

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