Kenya’s premier bar association on Saturday condemned alleged brutality by security forces on the first day of nation-wide curfew due to novel coronavirus pandemic.

Police on Friday were caught on live TV footage beating journalists and others who did not comply with the curfew from 7.00 p.m. to 5.00 a.m. local time (1600GMT to 0200GMT).

Thousands were stranded along the coast as ferries stopped working as the curfew came into force.

Nelson Havi, president of the Law Society of Kenya, said in a statement on Monday that the association would seek a court order to block the “unconstitutional”

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