Police have arrested 27 people in Mumias West, Kakamega County for reportedly failing to adhere to Covid-19 measures put in place by the Ministry of Health.

The 27 were arrested after they were nabbed without face masks while in public.

The operation was led by Mumias West Deputy County Commissioner Charles Wambugu.

“We have cracked the whip and we have arrested about 27 residents of this town for not wearing masks. Some are pedestrians, others were in PSV vehicles, restaurants while others were going about their own businesses,” said the area police boss Paul Mengich as quoted by Citizen.

Mengich noted that such operations will continue until residents fully adhere to the set guidelines.

Meanwhile, Covid-19 cases are on the rise in the country with the Ministry of Health calling for personal responsibility among Kenyans.

52 KCSE Candidates test positive for Covid-19

In schools, the virus is also spreading with the latest report indicating that fifty-two KCSE candidates from Kolanya Boys’ High School in Teso North Sub-County, Busia County have tested positive for COVID-19.

On Tuesday, October 3, 2020, Governor Sospeter Ojaamong confirmed the reports adding that six teachers from the school have also tested positive for the disease.

They have all been placed under mandatory quarantine at the school and health officers from the Busia County Hospital assigned to attend to them.