Since the very first time a Kenyan citizen tested positive for Covid-19, what happened is;
The nation went into panic mode, this triggered panic buying, the government urged citizens to practice social distancing and those who had traveled from Covid-19 affected countries to self quarantine.
Number of cases added up, the government banned international flights and now we have a 7pm – 5pm curfew effective from Friday, 27th March.
What people never gave too much thought is the legal side of all of this.
However, we have compiled a list of what the law says on various situations, one being when an infected person exposes others.
Check out the list below;
- Penalty for exposing infection to others is sh30,000 or 3 years in prison
- Those infected by those who do not take precaution can seek damages
- Penalty for carrying passengers in a vehicle not disinfected is Sh40,000
- Penalty for landlords who fail to disinfect their rentals is Sh80,000
- Penalty for hotel owners who fail to disinfect their premises is Sh80,000
- Government has the right to enter any premises for inspection
- General penalty for defying any order is Sh15,000 or 1 year in prison