Six police officers remain behind bars after they were nabbed partying past curfew hours.
According to a report by NTV, police arrested the six on Saturday at around 8 pm in Nyamasaria Kisumu.
Samuel Anampiu, the Kisumu County Commander, confirmed the report stating the police arrested them with six other civilians.
The Directorate of Criminal Investigations has identified the six officers as Daniel Maina, Angima Harriet, Vine Okenyo, Reuben Ngelech, and Stanley Kimato from Nyakato police station.
Another police officer was identified as John Ongweno from Nakuru’s Central Police Station.
The police report further indicated the detention of the six civilians at the Kondele police station.
“While the following are members of the public who were equally found in the company of the above-named officers; Maureen Adhiambo, Grace Marry Achieng, Eldqueen Wanjala, Juliet Cheruto, Peter Njuguna and Ronald Orengo,” read the statement in part.
In a bid to control the spread of the Covid-19 virus, the government revised curfew hours on June 17 from 7 pm, and 4 am in 13 counties.
Kisumu was one of the counties said to have the highest number of infections, especially the dreaded Indian variant.
Other counties include Migori, Homa Bay, Siaya, Trans Nzoia, Bungoma, Bomet, Kericho, Kakamega, Nyamira, Kisii, Vihiga, and Busia.
According to CS Mutahi Kagwe’s signed statement, he declared the counties Covid-19 hotspots both collectively and individually.
The CS suspended livestock and non-food markets in these areas for 30 days. Additionally, they prohibited in-person meetings and public gatherings of whichever nature.