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
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.
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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