What you need to know:
- As part of the new tough measures, the President placed Nairobi, Kajiado, Machakos, Kiambu and Nakuru under a one-month lockdown, after declaring them disease infested.
The government has cracked the whip and interdicted four National Government Administration Officers in Homa Bay County for failing to enforce the Covid-19 containment measures announced by President Uhuru Kenyatta.
In a national address on March 26, after a sharp rise of infections due to a lethal third wave, the President warned that the government would strictly enforce tougher measures against the pandemic.
The four interdicted officers are Mr Aaron Cheruiyot Koros, the Rachuonyo North deputy county commissioner; Ms Abigail Bett, the assistant county commissioner of East Karachounyo; Ms Melda Achieng Amwata, the North Karachuonyo acting chief; and Mr Wilson Were, the assistant chief of Kakwafuok Sub-location.
In a statement, the Interior ministry accused the four officers of allowing gatherings in their areas of operation yet the President banned several kinds of in-person gatherings.
As part of the new tough measures, the President placed Nairobi, Kajiado, Machakos, Kiambu and Nakuru under a one-month lockdown, after declaring them disease infested.
He noted that the five counties account for 70 per cent of the reported Covid-19 cases countrywide and will be under a lockdown until the third wave eases.
Curfew hours in the five counties run from 8pm to 4 am while all in-person gatherings including religious worship were suspended.
No more than 15 persons are allowed to attend a social gathering while the internment of the dead must be carried out within 72 hours, with a maximum of 50 people present.
The number of guests at weddings and traditional ceremonies, such as those of rites of passage, was capped at 30.