Mombasa Governor Hassan Joho on Saturday night, November 7 raided social joints alongside law enforcement officers and the county inspectorate in Mombasa town.
35 people were arrested at a popular Shisha den popularly known as the “Escape” in the raid.
In a video shared by the Nation, the governor can be seen chasing curfew breakers with law enforcement officers at wee hours of the night.
Joho also raided on cab operators who were operating outside during curfew forcing them to stop and alight from their vehicles.
The videos showed Joho and his team forcing the tens of people arrested to seat on the dirt while some attempting to make frantic phone calls.
The team herded together in a group those who were arrested from different entertainment places.
Covid-19: Governor Joho last night led a raid at popular joints in Mombasa pic.twitter.com/dD9hix3sjc
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In Nakuru, 86 people at the SEBS bar and restaurant within the town were arrested during an early Saturday raid conducted by police officers.
The 86 were part of a group of more than 500 revelers who were holed in the club, partying away without adhering to Covid-19 protocols.
Police officers had to lob teargas at the revelers after they were attacked with beer bottles
Videos showed terrified party-goers fleeing the club, some from the windows on the first floor and some through the packed doors.
This comes as the security officers move to enforce Covid-19 protocols set for entertainment joints following an order by President Uhuru Kenyatta that require bars and hotels to be closed at 9pm.
During his address to the nation on Wednesday, November 4 announced stricter measures to curb the spread of the coronavirus which has killed more than 1,000 in the country.
The President also ordered the Interior Ministry to form special unit team to enforce compliance of Covid-19 protocols at both the National and County level.
The team will include officials from the National Police Service, the national administration and County Inspectorate.
“To enforce compliance at both the National and County level, I, direct that the Ministry of Interior constitutes a Special Enforcement Unit made up of the National Police Service, National Government Administration Officers and supplemented by the County Government inspectorate units to jointly enforce compliance to COVID Protocols,” President Uhuru added.