Hundreds of Kisumu residents in western Kenya braved a heavy downpour on Friday evening as they rushed home to beat the nationwide curfew that kicked off Friday 7pm.
There was desperation as only a few public service vehicles were available, forcing many to camp outside buildings as they waited for means of transport.
A spot check by Nation established a number of residents also sought refuge in different petrol stations and Kondele flyover.
Many streets within the CBD remained empty while major supermarkets including Naivas Khetias and Quickmart closed despite a government directive listing them as essential service providers.
In Summary, There was desperation as only a few public service vehicles were available in Kisumu.In Kakamega, the town centre was deserted by 6.45pm as residents rushed home from their places of work.
Several motorists who failed to beat the curfew deadline were arrested at roadblocks.