24 passengers busted trying to sneak into Makueni aboard a bus from Mombasa
Police in Makueni intercepted a bus carrying 24 passengers who are reported to have been travelling from Mombasa County.
According to Makueni County Commissioner Maalim Mohammed, they were headed to different destinations.
“Movement of our people in and out of Nairobi and Mombasa remain restricted. They have been lying to us that they have been ferrying people from Taita Tavetaa but we nabbed them,” he said.
He said the passengers were directed to proceed to Makindu Kenya Medical Training college centre where they will be under mandatory quarantine.
“As a committee we have agreed these are not people to take for self-quarantine. We will take them to mandatory quarantine so that they will serve as an example to others,” Maalim said.
Some of the passengers insisted that they were not from Mombasa but had boarded the vehicle at Wote bus terminal.
They claimed to be unaware that the bus had come from the coastal city.
“I came from kola to Makueni hospital then on return journey I took this vehicle which has been intercepted. I have never been to Mombasa,” said Kennedy Watuka told Citizen Digital.
Makueni County has so far registered 10 COVID-19 active cases with the majority being hotel employees who were working in establishments located on the Mombasa-Nairobi highway.
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