Inspector General of Police Hillary Mutyambai has announced that the police will be keen and tough when implementing Covid-19 regulations during the festive season.

Mutyambai announced that in a bid to ensure officers man all corners of the country, 5,000 prison wardens have been gazetted as special officers to help provide security during the festive season.

He noted that the curfew will be enforced strictly adding that all Kenyans should ensure they are indoors by 2200 hours.

“It is my understanding that everyone will be at his home, please don’t like to face the police because we have deployed more than the other parts of the year. As you have heard, 5,000 officers from prisons we also have quite a good number from NTSA, we’ll be more than you expect,” Mutyambai said.

Addressing PSV operators, Mutyambai noted that any matatu found guilty of violating the set Covid-19 regulations will have the entire Sacco’s license cancelled.

Meanwhile, thousands of Kenyans have started travelling upcountry for the end year festivities.

Over the weekend, Health CS Mutahi Kagwe cautioned about travelling upcountry noting that there is a high possibility of spreading the virus especially among the elderly who are more vulnerable compared to the youths.

"Don't take the virus from Nairobi to upcountry where our elderly parents are, we can enjoy the holidays where we are and ensure that we don't spread the disease further," Kagwe noted.