Three notorious bars in Bungoma town flouting covid-19 protocols and curfew hours have been warned.
The bar owners will now face the closure of their entertainment joints if they can’t follow the laid down rules.
Bungoma County Commissioner Sanwel Kimiti stated that the owners of the mentioned bars that have been put on notice will be arrested, arraigned in court and their licenses revoked.
Without mentioning the names of specific bars disregarding the Covid-19 protocols, Kimiti issued a stern warning to them for failing to adhere to the curfew hours which starts at 9Pm.
Addressing the press after a joint government press statement after chairing a meeting with the area governor Wycliffe Wangamati, Kimiti called for total followup to the government protocols.
He said Covid pandemic has ruined the world and Kenya has a country since last year and it has a worrying trend if not checked.
“The ministry of health has been of great help to Kenyans, the disease is dangerous and area residents should afhere to the government protocols all the time.
He lauded county residents for wearing masks but faulted a few of them for not putting them correctly.
“Ensure that you properly wear masks and wash hands, we will arrest those who fail to follow the government protocols,” he said.
The surge of the disease has been led by failing to adhere to the protocols.
“Worship centres and mosques are not following up on the rules, those who fail will be dealt with accordingly,” he warned.
He pointed out that the County Emergency Committee on Covid-19 will fight the disease to the bitter end.
He noted that political gatherings were closed and it was good that politicians in Bungoma heed to the rules.
“Local meetings should have only 15 people, 30 people in a wedding ceremony, close family members and friends. funerals 50 people including family members and relatives. The deceased should be buried within 72 hours,” he said.
He ordered Chiefs to oversee the 50 people rule within their jurisdictions in funerals and if possible let them be Master of Ceremonies (MCs) to control time and those speaking.