Three Kenyans were set free by the court after being charged with failing to keep one-metre social distance at a meeting in Twiga Towers in Nairobi.
Chief Magistrate Francis Andayi while discharging them considered the fact that the government has allowed public transport to carry full capacity.
"Have considered the mitigation by the suspects and the fact that the government has eased some of the Covid-19 measures like in public transport. Even if they were to keep the one-metre social distance at the meeting while using matatu they will not keep that distance,” ruled the magistrate.
Kevin Onyango Ndungu, Joseph Olare Omondi and Christopher Muchai were arraigned in court and charged with failing to maintain a one-meter social distance in a public place.
Particulars of the offence are that on August 9, 2021, at Twiga Towers in Nairobi they were found in the same area without keeping a social distance of not less than one meter from each other.
They faced a total of 3 counts ranging from resisting arrest and assaulting a police officer contrary to the law.
Kevin and Joseph pleaded guilty to the count of not keeping social distance and the court discharged them, while Christopher denied the charge.
On the other two counts of resisting arrest and assaulting a police officer, they all denied the charges and were released on a cash bail of Ksh10,000.