Kenyans seem have thrown caution to the wind with regard to Covid-19 control measures.
Reckless behaviour cost Nairobi Senator Johnson Sakaja and Kasipul MP Ong’ondo Were Sh15,000 in fines.
Infections have soared, nearing the 15,000 mark, yet Kenyans don’t wash their hands or observe social distancing.
Police officers who have been patrolling public places, sometimes caning those violating coronavirus containment measures, appear tired.
Some are in fact profiting from or violating the rules they were enforcing just recently.
It is business as usual at markets, bars, lodgings, sex dens and bus terminuses in Nairobi, the country’s coronavirus epicentre with more than 8,000 cases.
Matatu operators and their passengers at Railways, Machakos Country Bus, Tea Room, Nyamakima, Ngara and other terminuses do not wear face masks, with some wearing them under the chin or on their forehead.
“Where will I get time to sanitise a client? At whose expense? How can I keep social distance?” a commercial sex worker on Park Road asked the Nation.
“I will die of hunger if I remain at home. If coronavirus will kill me as I eke out a living, so be it!”