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“These are high-profile individuals who should be helping us in enforcement of the curfew,” Elgeyo Marakwet police commander John Mwinzi told Kenyan newspaper The Standard. “We are asking members of the public to stop abusing our reluctance to use full force during the enforcement of the curfew.”

Kenya’s Wilson Kipsang, one of the biggest names in running, is now under mandatory quarantine.

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On 5 March 2020, the 38-year-old was ordered to isolate himself for 14 days after breaking the 7 p.m. curfew in Kenya, in place to slow the global spread of the Covid-19 pandemic, according to The Star.

CBS Sports reported that the former marathon world-record holder was visiting a nightclub after curfew hours on 2 April 2020 in Iten, a Kenyan town renowned for producing top marathon talents, when the police arrived and arrested him along with around 20 other people in the nightclub.

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“These are high profile individuals who should be helping us the enforcement of the curfew,” Elgeyo Marakwet police commander told Kenyan newspaper The Standard. “We are asking members of the public to stop abusing our reluctance to use full force during the enforcement of the curfew.”

Kipsang was charged in court and fined 5,000 Kenyan shillings (Approximately RM203), The Star reported. In addition to a quarantine, the runner must undergo a Covid-19 test, since he violated the country’s social distancing guidelines by gathering with a group at the bar.

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