How fake mourners braved COVID-19 movement ban out of Nairobi by ferrying an empty casket to Homabay

By Nzioka Justin | Sunday, Apr 19th 2020 at 14:52
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With the increasing daily numbers of COVID-19 infections, the government is doing all it can to curb the spread.

Among the recently imposed regulations were travel restrictions in and out of the Nairobi Metropolitan Zone. The move saw some locked within the area, while the rest could not move into the restricted zone.

Despite the restricted movements, various cunning Kenyans have devised all possible ways to sneak in and out of town. The most recent and shocking act is whereby a group of people faked death to find a way out of town.

The group reportedly secured an empty coffin and a fake death burial permit for their "deceased." The team of fake mourners then set off for the journey to Homabay County from Nairobi.

All along with the various roadblocks, the group lied to the police that they were going to bury their relative. As a result, and with the coffin, they managed to pass through different roadblocks.

On arrival, curios neighbors drew close to mourn with the "bereaved." And as it is the norm, mourners demanded to see the corpse, when the hell broke loose.

After noticing that the casket had no body inside, they alerted the police. The team was nabbed and tested for the virus, and whereby their driver turned out positive.

The issue of "fake mourners" brought to light how various people are devising ways to escape from the set regulations. Reports have indicated that recklessness by Kenyans could mean risk to over 28,000 lives of Kenyans.

Giving yesterday's COVID-19 tally, Health CS Mutahi Kagwe stated that the country had now entered into its red alert. The fact could be supported by the current number of cases seeming going high.

"We could lose as many as 28,000 Kenyans unless we start taking safety measures seriously," stated CS Kagwe. Already, Kenya has 262 COVID-19 cases. Among them, 13 people have died, while 60 others have recovered.

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