BY KAHONZI KALIWA
Two women are under forced quarantine in Kenya Medical Training Institute (KMTC) Msambweni Sub County in Kwale County after crossing over from Tanzania.
This is despite the government’s cessation of movement Wednesday last week in three coastal counties of Kilifi, Mombasa and Kwale in a bid to curb the spread of Covid-19.
Confirming the arrest of the duo, Lunga Lunga Deputy County Commissioner Josphat Biwot said the two are Kenyans aged 26 to 50 years who travelled from the neighbouring country and travelled back to the country on April 10 and 11 2020.
“The two were nabbed by Kenyan and Tanzanian security personnel at the border who called COVID-19 monitoring team in Lunga Lunga. They were later escorted to Msambweni KMTC for two weeks for examining,” noted Biwott.
The DCC further added that in collaboration with the Tanzania security agency they have managed to shut down all short cuts used by citizens violating the government directive to cross the area.
Biwott revealed that they had roped in the Nyumbani Kumi initiative between the two countries to wage war against the deadly disease.
“I am sure the committee members apart from monitoring those crisscrossing in and out of the two countries will also report not only wrongdoers but also those with recent travel history so that to the concerned authorities for further action,”
Since the outbreak out of COVID19 in Kenya, Kwale County has one positive case from a foreigner who was later airlifted to his mother country.