Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko has in style, joined the growing list of persons and institutions that are coming up with measures to combat the rising cases of coronavirus.

On Tuesday, the first time governor suspended all arrested by county’s inspectorate and enforcement officers until further notice to reduce the spread of the virus that now threatens the economy of the capital.

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Nairobi governor Mike Sonko in his City Hall office. PHOTO/COURTESY

“I have suspended with immediate effect all the arrests, Nairobi City County Government Inspectorate and Enforcement officers until further notice,” Sonko said in a press release dated March 17, 2020.

Statement by Governor Mike Sonko dated March 17, 2020. PHOTO/COURTESY

According to the former Makadara lawmaker the decision was informed by the fact that court proceedings had been suspended and hence suspects could not be arraigned within 24 hours as is required by the law.

“Furthermore, many suspects are held in county vehicles for long periods of time before arraignment, and that environment violates WHO guidelines on exposure to Covid-19,” he said.

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