13 people allied to the United Democratic Alliance (UDA) party have been charged with violating Covid-19 protocols in Homa Bay County.
The UDA supporters were arrested on Friday at a Homa-Bay hotel for convening a meeting contrary to COVID-19 protocols.
The accused, who appeared before Homa Bay Principal Magistrate Joy Wesonga, pleaded guilty to the offense of engaging in a prohibited meeting further pleading with the court for pardon.
The court sentenced each of them to a one-month jail term with the option of paying a Sh2,000 fine.
Magistrate Wesonga said the accused persons have 14 days to file an appeal.
The government imposed a ban on political and social gatherings across the country to curb the spread of Covid-19.