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Taita Taveta police deny harassing locals

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[Activist Francis Auma clashing with police at a past protest. Photo/Courtesy/MUHURI].

Taita Taveta police bosses have denied harassing locals while implementing Covid-19 containment measures.

Taita Taveta police Commander Patrick Okeri said police are closely working with the county’s health department in ensuring locals adhere to all Covid-19 containment measures.

Speaking in Voi Mr. Okeri said locals should always observe health measures to avoid contracting the deadly disease.

Okeri said some people are just ignorant about the threats posed by the deadly virus saying police will not relent.

“We are only remiding them of the importance of wearing face masks so if we found you without a face mask we arrest you,” he said.

Okeri urged locals to be extra vigilant in protecting themselves from the dangers of Covid-19.

If we take you to court you will always remember the importance of wearing a face mask and maintaining social distance,” he said.

His sentiments have been backed up by Taita Taveta County Commissioner Rhoda Onyancha.

Ms Onyancha said the authorities are only fighting Covid-19 and not people, calling on locals to strictly adhere to all containment measures put in place by the Ministry of health.

“If we work in unison and understand that this deadly disease is dangerous to all of us, we will stick to always keeping safe,” said Ms Onyancha.