9,760 people have been arrested for violating Covid-19 directives following President Uhuru Kenyatta’s order a week ago.

On Friday, Inspector General of Police Hilary Mutyambai said 6,043 suspects were arrested for contravening curfew orders. 3,717 others were nabbed for not wearing face masks.

IG Mutyambai said 256 bars had been closed down and 463 motor vehicles detained over the same period of time.

The police IG Over said 463 motor vehicles have been detained for going against the guidelines.

“As at yesterday, the enforcement of Covid-19 record is as follows: arrested for contravention of curfew orders and related offences are 6043, arrested for failing to wear face masks 3,717, closed bars 256, while the number of detained motor vehicles are 463,” Mutyambai said.

On November 5, Mutyambai ordered police to start enforcing the 10 pm to 4 am curfew.

In a statement, the IG instructed the officers to enforce the curfew “without fear or favour” and with strict adherence to the Standard Operating Procedures.

His directive came after President Kenyatta's orders during his 13th address on the coronavirus pandemic when he directed the National Police Service to enforce the Covid-19 directives in a bid to prevent new infections.