Woman Who Escaped Nairobi Covid-19 Hotspot Found in Namanga

  • Residents walk in the streets of Eastleigh, Nairobi.
    Residents walk in the streets of Eastleigh, Nairobi.
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  • A woman who escaped from Eastleigh in a bid to evade being lockdown in the estate was on Friday, May 8, found in Namanga,┬áKajiado County.

    The woman, who has since been taken to forced quarantine, was located after residents in the area raised an alarm, stating that she had been living in Eastleigh for the past three months.

    "We are wondering how the woman passed the roadblocks and came to this place. That simply shows that those who have been tasked to man the roadblocks are not doing their job," one of the residents stated.

    Residents out in the streets in Eastleigh, Nairobi on January 18, 2019.
    Residents out in the streets in Eastleigh, Nairobi on January 18, 2019.
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    "If the disease were to spread in Kajiado County, a lot of individuals would die," another weighed in.

    The woman was caught on audio, narrating how she travelled from Eastleigh to Namanga, regardless of the cessation of movement put in and out of Nairobi County.

    "Our taxi was stopped at a roadblock but my cousin had contacted one of the officers and asked him to allow us to continue with our journey," she told officers when she was probed.

    Kajiado County Commissioner David Kipkemei urged residents to be vigilant and report any suspicious individuals to the police.

    "The woman is in quarantine and her samples have been taken for testing. We are waiting for the results so that we can know if she is Covid-19 positive or not.

    "We are asking residents to be extra cautious during this time," Kipkemei stated.

    The case came days after Health CS Mutahi Kagwe announced a cessation of movement in and out of Eastleigh in Nairobi and Mombasa Old Town for the next 15 days.

    On Thursday, May 8, five Covid-19 patients escaped with their families from Old Town Mombasa.

    They have since been arrested with Coast Regional Commissioner John Elungata on Friday, May 8, revealing that one of the patients had died, while the fifth is still missing.

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