Three people from Gatuikira and Thirika villages within Gatundu South, Kiambu County and are currently under forced quarantine after travelling back to Kenya from other countries.

A taxi driver who picked them from the airport has also been quarantined.

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The three passengers include two men who returned to the country from Germany and a woman who flew in from Sweden.

The two men come from Gatuikira village while the woman hails from Thirika village.

The three passengers and the taxi driver were placed under mandatory quarantine for the next 14 days after residents of the said villages expressed fears of COVID-19 infections.

Deputy County Commissioner Stanley Kamande urged residents to stay alert and notify authorities of any suspicious cases.

On Sunday, March 22, Health CS Mutahi Kagwe warned that any person who will knowingly expose others to COVID-19 risk being sent to jail for up to three years or face a fine of KSh 30,000 or both.

He made the statement while quoting the Public Health Act CAP 242-28 which states:

“It is an offence to intentionally expose and infect another person while suffering from any infectious disease, willfully exposes himself without proper precautions against spreading the said disease in any street, public place, shop, inn or public conveyance, or enters any public conveyance without previously notifying the owner, conductor or driver thereof that he is so suffering.”

 

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