Nakuru County Commissioner Erastus Mbui has clarified that there is no new case positive case of coronavirus in Nakuru.
However, the County Commissioner has expressed his fear over the ongoing transportation of cargos by trucks from the Port city through Nairobi and Nakuru saying that they are exposing Nakuru residents into dangers since they have their major stopovers at Mai Mahiu, Kikopey, Nyama Choma and Salgaa.
Mbui says they will now be doing proper scrutiny to those on boards in the trucks.
“We will ensure proper scrutiny of the cargo transporters. Those trying to use panya routes to access Nakuru be warned that they will be forced to 14 days self-sponsored quarantine and later charged,” he said.
He has added that they have also discovered ‘panya routes’ that locals are using to access Nakuru at Flyover warning that those who will be caught will be forced to 14 days self-sponsored quarantine and later charged.
On his side, Nakuru County Governor Lee Kinyanjui has said that among the five cases that have been reported by the Health CS Mutahi Kagwe from Nakuru are actually two and the three were quarantined at Nairobi after jetting in the country.
Kinyanjui has said that the ministry used the travel documents that showed the extra three were residents of Nakuru.
“I must clarify that the ministry used the travel documents that showed the extra three were residents of Nakuru,” he said.
On the issue of those using alternative routes from Nairobi, Kinyanjui has said that there will be increased surveillance