Commissioner warns boda boda Operators for Flouting Covid-19 rules

Narok County Commissioner Samuel Kimiti has put on notice Boda Boda riders who do not observe measures put in place to combat Corona Virus.

Kimiti blamed Boda Boda operators in the region for the increasing cases of Coronavirus due to their reckless way of operation.

He said the operators don’t wear masks nor do they observe social distancing warning that their licenses will be withdrawn.

“We have already arrested some boda boda operators and their customers for flouting the Covid-19 rules. They will be arraigned in court and charged accordingly,” said Commissioner Kimiti.

Despite Narok County having reported over 70 cases of Covid-19, the residents still lead a careless life as many walk without facemasks, residents do not keep social distance leave alone washing their hands regularly.

The commissioner said they have set up a special committee that will ensure the residents in the county adhere to the laid down rules to curb the spread of Covid-19.

“Police officers will be on the lookout in the town and other densely populated areas to check if the residents are observing the basic regulations set by the Ministry of Health,” said Kimiti.

Kimiti reiterated that all bars should remain closed as directed by President Uhuru Kenyatta during his address to the Nation on Monday and warned those who open their premises or are found selling alcohol they will be arrested and their licenses withdrawn permanently.

“I will be on the front line to ensure what the President said is highly respected. Anyone who feels he will flout the rules is in the wrong place as we will catch-up with them and punish them accordingly,” said Kimiti.

On the Narok –Tanzania border in Loita, the commissioner said they have boosted security in the area to avoid illegal inter-border crossing.

“It is good that our people are vigilant because this disease is real and can affect any person regardless of his status, age or sex. It is the duty of each of us to protect ourselves,” said Kimiti.



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