You risk being arrested and jailed for six months or fined Sh20,000 if you are found carrying more than two people in your family car.

It gets even tougher when using a taxi, because then, it should be just you and the driver.

The aim, the government says, is to maintain social distancing and prevent the spread of the coronavirus by banning the carrying of more than two people, including the driver, in a five-seater car.

This law applies in Nairobi, Mombasa, Kiifi and Kwale counties only.

A seven-seater vehicle will only be allowed to carry the driver and two others.

These are among the tough new measures gazetted by Health CS Mutahi Kagwe to contain the spread of the pandemic.

The notice states that no licensed vehicle, including a sedan, will carry more than 50 percent of its capacity.

“Private vehicles shall not carry more than 50 per cent of the licensed capacity,” reads the Gazette notice dated April 6.

Failure to wear an offense in your car or matatu or not maintaining a distance of one metre between yourself and others will also be deemed as an offense.

Don’t say we didn’t warn you!