Forced quarantine illegal to curfew violators

Forced quarantine illegal to curfew violators

As a way to curb the spread of coronavirus, it was announced that curfew breakers would be taken into force quarantine and also be charged a fine.

Legislators have declined to approve rules imposing Sh20, 000 fine for anyone found without a mask and another sanctioning forced quarantine for curfew violators, terming them punitive.

“This exacerbates stigma relating to the disease and increases the chances of persons accused of contravening the law to be in danger of being infected with the disease, and not achieving the intended goal of curbing the spread of Covid-19,” said the Delegated Legislation committee headed by Uasin Gishu Woman Representative Gladys Shollei.

The rejection of the two rules comes in the backdrop of excesses of the police in implementing the rules.

 



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