1,200 curfew offenders arrested in Eldoret

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Uasin Gishu County police commander (c) with other security officers at the Eldoret central police station where the stolen items were displayed.

Some 1200 people were arrested in Eldoret from Friday for flouting curfew regulations and ministry of health measures to contain the spread of Covid-19

Uasin Gishu County Police commander Johnstone Ipara said among those arrested were people found drinking in a congested area.

Ipara said the government will continue to arrest anybody found flouting the curfew rules that were extended for a further 21 days by President Uhuru Kenyatta on Sunday adding that those found without facemasks or wearing them wrongly will also be arrested and arraigned in court.

“Private vehicle owners as well as public service vehicles found not observing the curfew regulations will be arrested and their vehicles impounded until the owners serve their penalty,” said the police boss.  

Meanwhile Police Officers in Eldoret recovered stolen goods worth thousands of shillings.

Ipara said the items were recovered and a number of suspects arrested at Petresha Centre during an operation that targeted traders who carry out illegal business in town.

Police have been investigating the suspects for a number of days after receiving a tip-off from a members of the public, said Ipara adding that during the operation more than 50 mobile phone accessories were recovered from the shops that police raided at around 9.30am.

More than 100 pieces of electronic items were recovered including music instruments believed to have been stolen from a church police said.

They included 53 mobile phone accessories, six music speakers, 12 electronic cables, two fridges, and a music mixture among other goods.