Three public service vehicle drivers and two boda boda operators were arrested at Nakuru-Naivasha Highway yesterday Monday night.
The arrests are part of a major crackdown on those flouting COVID-19 rules as well as traffic regulations.
Traffic police also impounded several public service vehicles plying the Naivasha.
Naivasha sub-county police boss Zakayo Agoro said the multi-agency team discovered that most drivers had no sanitizers or thermo guns to check temperature of passengers before boarding the vehicle.
He said that the operations will be tougher on people without masks in public and arcades that don’t enforce standard operating procedures.
According to Nakuru Metropolitan Police spokesman Patricia Onyango, more than 20 people found in bars were arrested in areas of Milimani in North Division.
“Some suspects were found in bars that were closed since they can’t enable social distancing. Others were in gambling shops. People were walking or riding motorcycles in disregard of the curfew,” Onyango said yesterday.
He warned that the crackdown would continue until all health and traffic rules are adhered to.
Several drivers had their licenses revoked after the operations that happened in Naivasha, Nakuru, Kijabe and Gilgil among other towns.
Kenyan president ordered police to be tough on people who don’t wear masks in public and public service vehicle operators that do not meet new standards.
The suspects were forced to sit on the ground for hours before they were released after a caution.
At least 300 boda boda motorcycles were impounded on allegations that the riders were found riding past 9.30pm.
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