Chaos, teargas as Kenyans rush home to beat curfew

A street in Kisumu during curfew hours. The government imposed a raft of restrictions to stop the spread of Covid-19.

Photo credit: File | Nation Media Group

What you need to know:

  • There was desperation as only a few public service vehicles were available in Kisumu.

  • In Kakamega, the town centre was deserted by 6.45pm as residents rushed home from their places of work.
  • Several motorists who failed to beat the curfew deadline were arrested at roadblocks.

Hundreds of Kisumu residents braved a heavy downpour on Friday evening as they rushed home to beat the nationwide curfew that kicked off Friday 7pm.


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