Former World Marathon record holder Wilson Kipsang, Kapchemutwo MCA and 10 others arrested in Iten pub drinking during curfew.

Former World Marathon Record holder Wilson Kipsang who is also a police officer was last night arrested along with an MCA and several other people while drinking at a pub in Iten town during curfew hours.

Kipsang and an MCA along with 10 others were taken to Iten police station by officers who were on patrol and found the group drinking in a pub at about 9pm
Kapchemutwa Ward (Elgeyo-Marakwet) Representative Ambrose Kiplagat, also known as Roho Juu, was nabbed while drinking alcohol at a popular club in Iten town.

Iten county Commander Joseph Mwinzi said police were investigating the incident but warned that no one defying the curfew would be spared.

Mwinzi said more than 10 people were arrested in the town last night.

They will be charged in court on Friday.

The government, on March 27, 2020, disclosed the duration of the curfew. In a gazette notice dated March 27, 2020, it indicated that the directive which came into place on the same date would last for a total of 30 days.

“This order shall apply during the hours between seven o’clock in the evening and 5 o’clock in the morning with effect from 27 March 2020, and shall remain in effect for a period of thirty days thereof,” the notice reads.

In this regard, the curfew currently in place is set to come to an end on April 26, 2020.

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