Security officers manning roadblocks along the zoned areas of Nakuru and Kajiado counties have devised new ways to nab persons violating the existing cessation of movement directive by President Uhuru Kenyatta.

Speaking on Monday, Rift Valley Regional Coordinator George Natembeya said they are considering using drones to identify and nab those violating the lockdown directive.

"We have realised there are people who have continued using panya routes to move in and out of the disease infected zone, some using boda-boda. We will tighten security at the roadblocks and use drones to arrest those evading the roadblocks," Natembeya told a local daily.

"The technology will enable us to arrest boda-boda riders who have been aiding the offenders. We must do everything possible to tame suicidal Kenyans from irresponsible movements that can cost them their lives," he added.


Natembeya further noted that police are in process of erecting more roadblocks to enforce the Covid-19 measures.

He warned Kenyans against violating the set measures, adding that those arrested will be dealt with in accordance to the law.

"I wish to take this opportunity to issue a stern warning to those flouting the lockdown restrictions. Culprits will face the full force of the law… There are good citizens who are heeding government directives but there are others devising crooked ways to get in or out of the restricted areas. Kenyans must take personal responsibility, because it is their lives that are at risk,” Natembeya divulged.