Malindi Member of Parliament Aisha Jumwa has angrily attacked the police for extorting extorting money from Malindi youth who can’t afford face masks.
Jumwa in a video posted on her social media accounts exposes the police deployed in Malindi for being the most corrupt.
She claims that instead of the police helping out the residents, they are harassing and exposing them to more danger.
According to her, some residents have been duped into wearing their inner wears as face masks just to avoid being arrested.
This, the lawmaker says. puts the residents at more risk of contracting covid-19.
Some, she says, are using just any pieces of clothes, which have been not recommended by World Health Organization.
“Right now, someone can pick underwear or any piece of cloth and wear it, and they will be deemed to be in compliance with the directive simply because they have their noses and mouth covered.
“These substandard masks that people are wearing is putting Kenyans’ lives at risk. I was of the opinion that the government would be issuing masks that meet the World Health Organization (WHO) standards before issuing these directives.
She further claims that the police service is the weakest link in the fight against covid-19 pandemic.
She says the police think they are helping matters but they are only making things worse for the country.
“What is happening here in Malindi is only bringing strife amongst the residents. If there is an organ that is the weak link in the fight against the pandemic it is the police service.
“They think in their minds that they are helping matters but they are only making things worse for the country,” Jumwa stated.
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