64 people arrested while  sneaking out of Nairobi

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Police officers have apprehended 64 people who were sneaking out of the Nairobi Metropolitan at the Blue post roadblock in Thika.

The suspects allegedly tried to bribe police officers manning the roadblock to let them pass.

According to Murang’a County Police Commander Josephat Kinyua, the 64 individuals included 16 drivers and 48 passengers who were trying to illegally cross into Murang’a County from the Nairobi Metropolitan area.

Movement in and out of the Nairobi metropolitan area, counties of Mombasa and Mandera remains forbidden for non-essential service providers to fight transmission of the COVID-19 disease.

The move comes just days after a local media house aired an expose on how people are using unscrupulous means to defy the restricted movement directive.

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