We will use force — Matiang’i warns residents of Eastleigh, Old Town

By Vincent Kejitan | Wednesday, May 6th 2020 at 14:33
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Interior CS Fred Matiang’i on Wednesday warned all those who are disobeying the curfew that the government will use force in order to save lives.

Speaking at the Meteorological Department in Dagoretti, the CS noted that a section of Kenyans was frustrating efforts of the Ministry of Health by going about their business normally.

“We have been warned several times about our behavior especially in certain estates in Nairobi and Mombasa.

“We are going to be forced to do certain things that we did not want to do to secure the lives of our people,” he remarked.

Adding: “Some of us are very indisciplined. Look at what is happening in Old Town (Mombasa). We have restrained ourselves from applying force…the time has come for us to be very honest with each other and be firm.”

Over the weekend, Mombasa Governor Hassan Joho scolded residents of Old Town for evading Coronavirus tests describing it as the highest level of laziness and mediocrity.

A visibly furious Joho said the government had gone out of its way to roll out mass testing yet most residents of the area were spreading propaganda over the same.

“If you think you won't be tested, be ready. You will be tested my friend. Now we are bringing it to your doorsteps and it is free, there will come a time you will pay for it. So take advantage of this opportunity and get tested," said Joho.

On Tuesday, Eastleigh recorded 29 new infections as the country announced 45 cases.

Health CS Mutahi Kagwe said this was alarming and the government was exploring ways to contain the spread of the virus in the densely populated estate.

 

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