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Police arrest 64 people at Thika sneaking out of Nairobi

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64 people have on Wednesday been arrested at Blue Post roadblock in Thika bribing police officers manning the place and sneaking out Nairobi.

The 64 comprise of 48 passengers and 16 drivers who were heading to Murang’a County from Nairobi despite ceasation of movement orders issued by President Uhuru Kenyatta.

As it stands transport in and out of Nairobi, Mombasa and Mandera have been restricted and will only be lifted by the President under the advice of medical experts in the country.

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The Ministry of Health has also blamed such behaviors for transmitting the virus to rural areas bardening them in terms of treatment and contact tracing.

A documentary by Citizen TV last week exposed how easy it was for people to travel in and out of Nairobi.

Police manning the road blocks could be seen accepting bribes and some places letting people cross without taking any action.

The news comes at a time when the country confirmed an additional 254 cases of coronavirus raising the number of confirmed cases to 5,206.

At the same time 41 patients were discharged bringing the number of recoveries to 1,823 as two more passed away raising the number of fatalities to 130.


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