Fifty-seven Kenyans who flouted Covid-19 public health measures have been ordered to clean streets and markets in the capital, Nairobi, for a week as part of community service punishment.
The 57 were arraigned in court on Monday and released on a community service order.
Nairobi Metropolitan Services (NMS), which runs the capital city, stated that they will be expected to work from 08:00-17:00 local time (05:00-1400 GMT) every day for a week.
The work includes cleaning up the main farm produce markets of Marikiti and Muthurua markets in the city, as well as the often filthy Nairobi River.
“Police will re-arrest and arraign in court those who do not abide for a stiffer punishment,” NMS stated.
Wearing face masks in public spaces is still mandatory in Kenya although there is laxity in adherence.