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
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?
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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
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.