Covid-19: Mandera bus driver arrested over trip from Nairobi

A Makka bus is pictured in Mandera town on March 20, 2020. A driver from the Makka bus company was arrested on April 4, 2020 on the accusation of transporting 61 people from Nairobi, defying the President cessation of movement directive. PHOTO | MANASE OTSIALO | NATION MEDIA GROUP

What you need to know:

  • President Kenyatta banned movement into and out of Nairobi, Mombasa, Kilifi and Kwale counties, where majority of cases of the deadly coronavirus have been reported.
  • Mandera County Commissioner Onesmus Kytha said the Makka bus was intercepted at Elwak town in Mandera South after arriving at about 8pm.
  • He said 61 all the passengers who travelled in that bus were quarantined in Elwak at their own expense for 14 days.

Police officers in Mandera County have arrested a bus driver accused of transporting 61 passengers from Nairobi, in defiance to President Uhuru Kenyatta cessation of movement directive.

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