Arrests in the Kenyan capital Nairobi are suspended, Governor Mike Sonko said on Tuesday as a measure to stem the spread of new coronavirus known as COVID-19.

“I have suspended with immediate effect all the arrests by the Nairobi City Council Government Inspectorate and Enforcement officers until further notice,” Sonko said.

He added that the move is informed by the fact that the operations of all courts of law have been suspended, “hence suspects cannot be arraigned within 24 hours as provided for in the Constitution of Kenya 2010”.

Sonko also noted that the suspension is in line

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