Kenya cannot afford a lockdown — Governor Alfred Mutua
By Vincent Kejitan
| May 6th 2020
Machakos Governor Alfred Mutua on Wednesday stated that
despite the increase in number of those who had tested positive for Coronavirus
in Kenya, a lockdown is not possible.
Speaking during an interview on Citizen TV, he stated that the country has in the past struggled to feed
people during normal times so there was no way it would feed people during a
“Total lockdown is very dangerous; People have been talking
about we can be able to feed people, Yawa! How?
“We are a poor economy that is not capable of feeding people
during normal times, we will not be able to feed people during this time,” he
On the cessation of travel, Mutua noted that they came a bit
late and faulted the enforcement since some are still moving around after 7pm.
“I think the lock downs came a little late, Cars in Nairobi
are still driving around past curfew. The aspect of enforcement has been quite
weak,” he remarked.
This comes as Machakos got the approval of testing COVID-19.
According to the governor, their testing capacity is about
330-400 in a day.
“So far we have completed full test of about 33, today we expect
to do 100 tests,” he said.
This comes as the number of positive cases in the country
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