Deputy President William Ruto has spoken out after chaotic scenes were witnessed yesterday as law enforcers moved in to ensure Kenyans complied with President Uhuru’s curfew directive as from 7:00 pm to 5:00 am.
Most Kenyans were caught off-guard as the first day of the curfew kicked off. Majority of Kenyans had to pass through the wrath of mean-looking police officers who unleashed rungus and kicks on anyone who was found outside during the curfew.
The brutality meted on Kenyans by the police caused an uproar on social media as human rights defenders and activists condemned the inhumane and barbaric act of the security officers who were tasked with ensuring Kenyans complied with the president’s directive.
The situation forced Deputy President William Ruto to speak out after Kenyans mounted pressure on various leaders to intervene on the situation.
DP Ruto urged law enforcers to act firmly but with restraint and civility while ensuring Kenyans complied with the President’s curfew directive.
“Fellow citizens, the corona pandemic is serious, very serious. The GOK curfew is meant to curtail movement so as to reduce the spread of coronavirus. All must comply with the terms of the curfew without exception. Law enforcers must act firmly but with restraint and civility,” tweeted Ruto.