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KENYA: Violators of Covid-19 Mask Wearing In Public To Sweep Markets

Kenyans who flouted Covid-19 public health measures such as curfew and wearing of mask are being made to carryout community service such as streets and market cleaning in the capital, Nairobi.

Fifty-seven offenders arraigned in court last week were released on a community service order.

Wearing of face masks in public spaces is mandatory in Kenya although there is laxity in adherence.

Nairobi Metropolitan Services (NMS), which runs the capital city, said they would be expected to work from 08:00-17:00 local time every day for a week.

The work includes the cleaning up of the main farm produce markets of Marikiti and Muthurua markets in the city, as well as the often filthy Nairobi River.

“Police will re-arrest and arraign in court those who do not abide for a stiffer punishment,” NMS added.