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Kenyans now using panya routes to beat govt’s movement restriction order (video)

There are hundreds of stories documenting the illegal entry of Mexicans and other “American dream chasers'” into the United States.

Now, closer home, it seems there is a group of Kenyans that is not ready to follow President Uhuru Kenyatta’s restriction order in Nairobi and three coastal counties of Kilifi, Kwale and Mombasa in a bid to curb the spread of COVID-19 pandemic.

READ ALSO: COVID-19: President Uhuru restricts movement in and out of Nairobi, Mombasa, Kilifi and Kwale

The movement restriction order took effect 7pm Monday, April 6 in Nairobi while it is expected to take effect in Kilifi, Kwale and Mombasa on Wednesday, April 8, 7pm.

In a viral video, a group of people is seen using “Panya routes” after encountering a police barricade somewhere in Thika. investigation has revealed the group comprising of people heading to Murang’a and other adjoining areas.

One of the men in the video blames the government for making decisions at the comfort of State House leaving ordinary Kenyans to shoulder the weight of the decisions.

” Wapende wasipende tutaboa,” he says. (We’ll have our way whethere they like it or not).

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President movement restriction order has elicited mixed reactions with a section of Kenyans saying it was going to hurt businesses in the counties affected by the decree.


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