Senior Counsel Ahmednasir Abdullahi on Tuesday opined that a lockdown is necessary in Kenya in a bid to fight the deadly Coronavirus.
Ahmednasir stated that a lockdown of between 2-3 weeks would go a long way in combating the virus.
So far, 16 Kenyans have tested positive for COVID-19 and the government has already put in place a raft of measures to contain the spread of the virus.
Online, some agreed with Ahmednasir saying sacrificing two weeks would save many lives while others argued that a lockdown would completely cripple an already struggling economy.
Collo10: Your refrigerator is fully stocked SC..... right?
Waitina: What measures have been put in place for this? Who will feed the hand to mouth guys?
Muchaki: Some tangible cost implications on the part of govt will be inevitable. Hakuna vile utaambia head of poor household to stay hungry with his family for 14-21days, watavunja hiyo sheria- they'll be willing to die trying!! then nothing will have been done!!
Seth: Do lock down then see true colors of Kenyans we shall come in those suburbs u guys will give us food kwa lazima.
Otweyo: A lockdown without a proper plan with end up into ANARCHY.
Januh: Senior Counsel usiseme hivo. Even a 5 days lockdown will take some of us to graves,if not our kids.
Centie: Easiest said by privileged people with access to food water and medicines
Isaac Kariuki: But the common wanainchi can't sustain staying locked down for two -three weeks without anything to eat... 1.Crime rate's expected to rise as their is no food,jobs while we aren't even organized as a nationa to fight the pandemic
Last week, Health CS Mutahi Kagwe addressed the possibility of a total lockdown saying it would depend on a number of issues.
Having previously stated that a lockdown was an option on the table, Kagwe said that the National Emergency Committee would initiate a lockdown if they were advised to do so by a team of experts currently tracking the cases and creating models based on likely scenarios.
"We will come to that point when the NEC has determined. We are not working by ourselves. We have got a very strong team of experts in this area, who are modeling,” said CS Kagwe.