“Put Mombasa Under Lockdown,” Governor Joho Tells Uhuru Kenyatta
Mombasa Governor Ali Hassan Joho want President Uhuru Kenyatta to put the county under total lockdown saying that’s the only way that can help contain the spread of the novel coronavirus in the 1,208,333 populated city, according to the 2019 census.
Joho has expressed concern on how fast the numbers of infected people are fast increasing despite precaution measures being taken to flatten the curve, including shutting down entertainment joints and putting sanitizing booths at the busy Likoni Ferry channel to disinfect users.
‘’The way things are turning out, we must now think of other measures to save our people from this pandemic. We cannot continue like this, I wish the President can heed to my call and lockdown Mombasa,’’
‘’It hurts me seeing people walking with mask in their hands, that’s the level of negligence we are portraying forgetting that it’s for your own benefit, not the Government. This disease knows no boundary, dangerous enough you cannot differentiate between those are affected and those who are negative.’’ He warned.
The same sentiments were shared by county commissioner Gilbert Kitiyo who accused the residents for flouting the curfew and inter-county cessation, warning that the Ministry Health directive to quarantine for 14 days those found breaching the measures will soon catch up with them.
‘’Our people doesn’t want to listen, they are refusing to be law abiding citizens, such characters calls for tough retaliation and we will not relent but rather arrest them and have them locked on mandatory quarantined at their cost,’’ he said.
Mombasa recorded four new cases of the coronavirus among the eight confirmed infections on Sunday by the Health Ministry Chief Administrative Secretary Mercy Mwangangi. Mombasa now has 54 cases with Nyali constituency leading with 11 followed by Mvita and Kisauni with seven each.
From Opera News hub.