Photo of Kericho man walking through light streets at curfew time gets Kenyans talking: “Caption” Kenya News


  • The 7 p.m. to 4 a.m. curfew in 13 counties, including Kericho, went into effect on Friday, June 18
  • The directive was announced by the government to curb the spread of COVID-19 in areas described as hotspot areas
  • As other Kenyans rushed home to beat the curfew, a man from Kericho never bothered despite the risk of being arrested by police for defying the order

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A photo of a man walking alone in the town of Kericho at curfew time got Kenyans talking.

The man walked confidently despite the risk of being arrested by the police. Photo: Mercy Chebet /
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The lone ranger was seen walking confidently down a deserted street after the 7:00 p.m. to 4:00 a.m. curfew went into effect in 13 western and Nyanza counties on Friday, June 18.

Despite the risk of being arrested by police, the man was captured with both hands in his pockets as he walked slowly.

Kericho man elicits reactions

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Kenyans on social media described the unidentified man as a “legend”. sampled some reactions:

Martha Tresh said:

“The legend itself.”

Chemey Chichi posed:

“And who is this guy who walks alone?”

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The Bunsen burner expressed his opinion:

“Legendary movements.”

Omosh Dave noted:

“But there has to be that person.”

Government imposes curfews in 13 counties, including Kericho

On Thursday, June 17, the government announced a curfew from 7 p.m. to 4 a.m. in Kisumu, Kericho and 1q other counties in the western region of the country.

Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe declared them areas infected with the disease.

Kagwe said the government revised curfew times in all 13 counties from 10 p.m. to 4 a.m. following a sharp rise in COVID-19 cases.

“In the last 14 days, infections in Busia, Vihiga, Kisii, Nyamira, Kakamega, Bungoma, Kericho, Bomet, Trans Nzoia, Kisumu, Siaya, Homa-Bay and Migori counties have made up 60% of the burden of national work, ”the CS said.

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Residents of the lake region denounce curfew

Residents of the Lakes Region have since denounced the government-imposed directive to curb the spread of the new coronavirus.

“This COVID-19 pandemic has destroyed our lives. Our businesses have been affected and we are experiencing low sales. With the curfew now imposed at 7 p.m., things will be worse,” said a resident of Bungoma.

Another businesswoman said business normally resumes at 7 p.m. and will therefore suffer more with the restriction in place.

“We usually sell more items from 7pm. Mnatuumiza jameni (you make us suffer),” she said.

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Source: Kenya Breaking News Today

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