Interior Cabinet Secretary Kithure Kindiki has imposed a dusk-to-dawn curfew in banditry-prone areas as he declares them disturbed and dangerous.
The 30 days curfew will begin Tuesday, February 14, 2023.
The CS through a gazette notice said areas in counties including Turkana, West Pokot, Elgeyo Marakwet, Baringo, Laikipia, and Samburu will be affected.
In Turkana, Turkana South, Turkana East, and Loima Sub-counties will observe the imposed curfew.
Pokot North and Sigor Sub-counties in West Pokot County will be affected.
Areas that will be affected by the dusk to dawn curfew in Elgeyo Marakwet include Marakwet East and Marakwet West Sub-counties.
In Baringo County, Mukutani, Muchongoi, Bartabwa, Tiaty East, and Tiaty West Sub-counties will observe the curfew.
The affected areas in Laikipia County include Olmoran, Ng’arua, and Mukogodo Divisions.
Loroki and Kirisia Divisions are the affected areas in Samburu County.
“Under this order, there shall be no public gatherings, processions, or movement, either alone or as a group during the period of the curfew except as has been permitted in writing by the Inspector-General of the National Police Service,” the notice reads.
Workers offering essential services such as medics, journalists, and food suppliers are exempted.
Kindiki also declared mentioned areas as disturbed and dangerous areas.
The IG called upon people owning firearms illegally in the areas to surrender.
This follows the order by President William Ruto to people who have unregistered guns to surrender within three days starting Tuesday, February 14.