Inspector General of Police ,Hillary Mutyambai , on the 5th of November 2020, issued a directive that people found breaking Covid 19 issued guidelines are to pay fines on the spot.
A fine of Ksh 20,000 had earlier been set for members of the public found without a face mask in public.
Speaking via a press statement, he said this was arrived at to reduce congestion in jails as no arrests will be made.
This comes a day after the President ,Uhuru Kenyatta laid out new COVID-19 protocols that are set to help curb the spread of Covid-19 , after an experienced spike in Covid-19 cases over the last 38days.
Mutyambai said that the Police Service will work closely with the National Government Administrative Officers and Country Governments to ensure total compliance with the Ministry of Health’s guidelines to counter further spread of the Coronavirus.
According to the press release, the police have been ordered to enforce the 10 pm-4 am curfew without fear and with strict adherence to the standard operating procedures effective from the night of 5th November.
The National Police Service is also to work closely with the National Transport Service Authority (NTSA) to cancel licenses of drivers and motorists flouting the laid down rules