Covid-19:Mombasa County Acts on Health Risk [VIDEO]

  • A tourist is screened for Coronavirus at the Port of Mombasa on February 13, 2020
    A tourist is screened for Coronavirus at the Port of Mombasa on February 13, 2020
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  • Mombasa County has heeded the cries of its residents and removed a pole that was posing a health hazard.

    Located along Digo Road on Mombasa's busy central business district, a mosque has encroached the pedestrian walk leaving little space for them to walk.

    As a result, they were supporting themselves on the pole on a corner to avoid the oncoming traffic.

    A metal welder in Mombasa County removing a metal pole along Digo Road, Mombasa
    A metal welder in Mombasa County removing a metal pole along Digo Road, Mombasa on March 25,2020.
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    Earlier on Kenyans.co.ke, had reported that on Tuesday, March 25, a section of residents in Mombasa county appear to be throwing caution to the wind as they go about their daily lives. 

    In Mombasa county's central business district, along Digo Road lies a mosque which has encroached on the walkway leaving very little space for pedestrians to navigate. This has resulted in the pedestrians having to support themselves on a metal rod planted at the corner so as to avoid walking into oncoming traffic on the busy road.

    We sought the opinions of several residents who expressed frustration that despite calls to the county officials to either remove the pole or enlarge the walkway, no action had been taken. 

    Given the heavy foot traffic experienced on the road, they are concerned that the surface could be contaminated by someone with the Covid-19 virus which would spread rapidly as many people keep making contact with it in a bid to support themselves.

    CS Health Mutahi Kagwe has in recent days told off Kenyans for lack of discipline in adhering to the measures put out by the government to aid in keeping the Covid-19 virus at bay.

    "Kenyans are very indisciplined and it will cost us. We want responsibility among citizens", he lamented.

    Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe addresses the media at Mbagathi District Hospital on Friday, March 6, 2020
    Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe addresses the media at Mbagathi District Hospital on Friday, March 6, 2020
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    The CS On Tuesday, March 24 identified 4 counties in the country as high-risk areas for the Covid-19.

    The 9 new cases confirmed stem from four different counties of Nairobi, Mombasa, Kilifi and Kwale.

    "We have always felt that these counties have extra exposure," Kagwe said.