(PHOTOS) Roadblocks as GSU officers implement Uhuru's orders

Squads of GSU officers were seen on different checkpoints of Nairobi, and Kiambu.

In Summary

•Heavily armed officers monitored vehicles in all the border points to ensure compliance with the State orders.

•Meanwhile, those who wish to travel to or from counties under lockdown have until Sunday 8pm to do so.

General Service Unit (GSU) officers monitor vehicles as they secure a checkpoint meant to indicate border of Kiambu and Murang'a counties in BluePost area, Thika on March 27, 2021
General Service Unit (GSU) officers monitor vehicles as they secure a checkpoint meant to indicate border of Kiambu and Murang'a counties in BluePost area, Thika on March 27, 2021
Image: ANDREW KASUKU

Police officers in zoned areas have commenced enforcement of lockdown as directed by President Uhuru Kenyatta.

On Saturday morning, squads of General Service Unit (GSU) officers were seen on different  checkpoints of Nairobi, Kajiado, Machakos, Kiambu and Nakuru counties.

This is after President Uhuru Kenyatta announced a cessation of all movement by road, train or air in and out of the five counties.

Heavily armed officers monitored vehicles in all the border points to ensure compliance with the State orders.

Meanwhile, those who wish to travel to or from counties under lockdown have until Sunday 8pm to do so.

General Service Unit (GSU) officers monitor vehicles as they secure a checkpoint meant to indicate border of Kiambu and Murang'a counties in BluePost area, Thika on March 27, 2021
General Service Unit (GSU) officers monitor vehicles as they secure a checkpoint meant to indicate border of Kiambu and Murang'a counties in BluePost area, Thika on March 27, 2021
Image: ANDREW KASUKU

Government Spokesperson Cyrus Oguna has said the transition period is for Kenyans who may be stranded away from work places.

"This is also for students who may want to travel home after the closure of schools," Oguna said.

General Service Unit (GSU) officers monitor vehicles as they secure a checkpoint meant to indicate border of Kiambu and Murang'a counties in BluePost area, Thika on March 27, 2021
General Service Unit (GSU) officers monitor vehicles as they secure a checkpoint meant to indicate border of Kiambu and Murang'a counties in BluePost area, Thika on March 27, 2021
Image: ANDREW KASUKU

All travelers with flight and SGR tickets have until Monday 29 at 12pm to travel after which, all travels will be suspended.

Travelers walk past a police roadblock at a checkpoint meant to indicate border of Kiambu and Murang'a counties in BluePost area, Thika on March 27, 2021
Travelers walk past a police roadblock at a checkpoint meant to indicate border of Kiambu and Murang'a counties in BluePost area, Thika on March 27, 2021
Image: ANDREW KASUKU

"Individuals who are holders of curfew passes will continue to use the old passes until new ones are issued by Tuesday next week. This applies to healthcare workers, and Journalists, among others," Oguna said.

Travelers walk past a police roadblock at a checkpoint meant to indicate border of Kiambu and Murang'a counties in BluePost area, Thika on March 27, 2021
Travelers walk past a police roadblock at a checkpoint meant to indicate border of Kiambu and Murang'a counties in BluePost area, Thika on March 27, 2021
Image: ANDREW KASUKU
Vehicles approach a police roadblock at a checkpoint meant to indicate border of Kiambu and Murang'a counties in BluePost area, Thika on March 27, 2021
Vehicles approach a police roadblock at a checkpoint meant to indicate border of Kiambu and Murang'a counties in BluePost area, Thika on March 27, 2021
Image: ANDREW KASUKU
Vehicles go past a police barricade at a checkpoint meant to indicate border of Kiambu and Murang'a counties in BluePost area, Thika on March 27, 2021
Vehicles go past a police barricade at a checkpoint meant to indicate border of Kiambu and Murang'a counties in BluePost area, Thika on March 27, 2021
Image: ANDREW KASUKU