Kagwe narrates how a group of people travelled with empty coffin to Homa Bay

By Vincent Kejitan | Saturday, Apr 18th 2020 at 15:20
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Health CS Mutahi Kagwe on Saturday narrated how a group of people travelled from Nairobi disguising themselves as mourners.

Due to the cessation of movement order that bars movement in and out of Nairobi, they pretended that there were going for a burial and went past a number of roadblocks.

When they got to Homa Bay, someone got suspicious and upon opening the coffin there was no body inside.

All the occupants of the vehicle were taken to quarantine and one of them, the driver, tested positive, registering the first positive case in Homa Bay County.

The CS stated that some of the occupants of the vehicle were highly respectable individuals.

During his address, Kagwe also stated that some Kenyans have been bribing their way out of quarantine zones especially in Mandera.

Kagwe said all those involved will face the full force of the law. He also cautioned truck drivers against smuggling people in and out of counties.

This comes as 1115 people were tested and 16 tested positive, taking the national tally to 262.

Out of the 16, 12 are male and four are female.

Seven more people have been discharged bringing the number of recoveries in the country to 60.

Two patients also lost their lives bringing the number of those who have succumbed to the disease in Kenya to 12.

Kagwe stated that the recent outcomes suggest that numbers are going up and Kenyans need to continue exercising caution.

He also called for self-discipline saying there is no point of calling for a lockdown yet people can ground themselves.

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