A section of Eldoret residents staying at Langas area on Sunday 29 March openly defied President Uhuru Kenyatta’s nationwide dusk to dawn curfew directive.
The Langas residents took to streets lamenting that they had not made enough cash during the day hence could not go home before they meeting their daily targets.
“We would rather die of Coronavirus than starve to death,” reads one of the residents’ statement.
The residents all cried out that the majority of them lived from hand to mouth and with little or no savings, they had no money to even afford a meal and matter for their families when they stay at home.
Despite the government’s social distancing directive to curb the deadly coronavirus spread, the infuriated residents have been seen mingling and touching each other without caring for the danger they were exposing themselves to.
Uasin Gishu County Police Commander Johnston Ipara, however, said that when the catch up with them, they would be taken to designated government facilities where they would be tested for the Covid-19 virus.
The residents also pleaded with the government to provide food for them stating that the 7 p.m. to 5 a.m. curfew interfered with their business hours drastically reducing their daily earnings.
The irate mob also put the Eldoret police on the spot for using excessive force to implement the government curfew directive.
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