Police officers have arrested the proprietor of Dorlis bar in Kadongo trading centre of Rachuonyo East Sub County in Homa Bay County after they found her selling beer to patrons using the back door.

The bar owner who is a middle aged woman was arrested by security personnel after a tip off from members of the public whose lives are threatened following the alarming rate at which the virus is spreading in the country.

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Confirming the incident to KNA, Homa bay County Police Commander Esther Seroney said that the revellers numbering about 15 managed to escape the police dragnet.

Seroney said that the suspect is held at Othoro police station and will be arraigned in court once court sessions resume to serve as a lesson to others who might deliberately disobey precautionary directives issued by government on the closure of bars and restaurants in the country.

The officer added that the sub county security committee will repossess and cancel the license of the suspect, saying her motive was dangerous to members of the public who are expected to maintain social distance.

She appealed to members of the public to adhere to the directives saying the issue of coronavirus is a matter of life and death.

“We are appealing to the members of the public to adhere to the directives given and take them serious,” she said.

At the same time the county commander assured members of the public that they will remain vigilant on anybody who is out to go against the directives of both county and national government.

“We are going to keep an eye on whoever will violate the directives given and they shall serve as an example to others,” Seroney added.

KNA by Laura Atieno/Davis Langat