Machakos Governor Alfred Mutua has urged President Uhuru Kenyatta to consider involving the military I the enforcement of new Covid-19 guidelines in the country.
Speaking during an interview on Citizen TV on Thursday morning, Mutua noted that if the police fail in implementing the new directives, the military should be rolled out.
He singled out the directive on new operating hours for bars across the country.
Mutua argued that some bars especially in areas such as Buruburu, Kayole among others may not adhere to the set guidelines, thus the need for military intervention.
“If the police are not able to enforce the measures let the President roll out the military. Let the military go bar to bar and shut them down. At the end of the day people are dying and we have to be a country of discipline,” he said.
Mutua’s remark did not augur well with a section of netizens who argued that it is inappropriate to involve the military in such operations.
Uhuru revises bars operating hours
Addressing the nation on Wednesday, President Kenyatta announced a new set of measures aimed at reducing the spread of the corona virus in the country after Kenya recorded increased positive cases in the past weeks.
In the address, President Kenyatta directed that all bars and restaurants allowed to operate should be closed to the public by 9 PM.
He added that all hotels, restaurants, eateries, and alcohol selling establishments should stick to the Covid-19 guidelines in accordance with the ministry of health.