Eldoret Curfew


After Kenya imposed a dusk-to-dawn curfew last week as a measure to reduce the spread of coronavirus. Police in western Kenya has clashed with residents who defied a curfew order on Sunday night.

The residents of Langas estate in Eldoret town said they needed to work longer to be able to fend for their families. They stood outside their houses past 7pm local time (16:00GMT), when the curfew starts, chanting that they would not retreat to their homes.

Police then dispersed them with tear gas and warned offenders of arrest. The residents were seen  pelting police with stone.

Residents who spoke to local media lamented that they earn a living as hawkers and that business peaks in the evening when most people are returning home.

Kenya has recorded 42 cases of Covid-19.