Matiang’i bans movement in and out of Mandera for 21 days as Kenya’s COVID-19 tally hits 303

Interior CS Dr Fred Matiang'i. []

Impunity puts Kenya on a dangerous path of rolling back on the gain made in the fight against coronavirus, Health CS Mutahi Kagwe has said.

“There is nothing to celebrate when runaway impunity takes place at the risk of all of us,” he said adding that “a slight lapse in behaviour could roll back the gains we have made and the destiny of our nation.”

The CS on Wednesday said that the country is on a delicate path with 303 cases so far.

This is after seven more people tested positive in the last 24 hours from a total 707 samples tested.

The seven are all Kenyans.

Kagwe’s sentiments on impunity comes in the wake of several cases of Kenyans breaking away from quarantine. The latest case was that caught on tape of Kenyans scaling a perimeter wall at KMTC and escaped.

A similar case was reported in Mandera a fortnight ago where 32 people escaped before being traced back by the government.

In this breath, Interior Cabinet Secretary Dr Fred Matiang’i has seceded movement in and out of Mandera effective 7 pm Wednesday April 22, 2020 for 21 days.

Mandera has so far recorded eight cases of coronavirus.

The government has also embarked on mass testing with the aim of testing 250,000 by the end of June.