by Muthoni Kimani
May 8, 2020
2 hours after the briefing Eastleigh residents started migrating to the neighbouring hoods ie south B and South C.
On Wednesday 6th May, Health CS Mutahi Kagwi, while announcing a total of 582 confirmed cases in Kenya, he highlighted the cessation of movement into and out of the Eastleigh area for 15 days starting 7pm Wednesday,this included markets, restaurants.
Numbers were rising in Mombasa too, hence the lock down in the Old Mombasa Old town.
The CS also noted that public transporters would not operate in these areas. He added” these measures are not intended to punish but protect the people in those areas.”
As a result of concerns from Kenyans, the Ministry announced that the government will pay the costs of testing and quarantine at these facilities. “Kenyans should therefore not be afraid to be tested.