As the novel Coronavirus outbreak
fear bites across the country, Kenyans have raised their voices up via various
media platforms, faulting the government over the virus importation.
From those who took to social media,
to those on local media platforms, their message to the government is unanimous
–stop risking the lives of Kenyans
They complaint that the government
does not care about its citizens’ health by allowing flights from China, which
is the epicenter of the virus outbreak, into the country.
“This BS about self-quarantine will
not work. If we must allow people who have been to China recently to the country,
then the government should, at the very least, quarantine them for the 14 days
before they interact with the general public,” read part of the twits under the
This comes even as a plane carrying
239 Citizens arrived at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, causing drama over
coronavirus fear on Wednesday.
Kenya Airways (KQ) later announced
that screening was undertaken and passengers aboard the plane tested negative
for the COVIT-19 virus.
This however, has also caused mixed
reactions from Kenyans, especially after the national carrier decided to fire
an employee, who filmed the aircraft on arrival, and shared the video publicly.
They condemned KQ human resource
manager EVerlyne Munyoki for signing an interdiction letter for the employee
Mr. Gire Ali, who alerted the public about the plane from China.
Another cause of concern over the
virus spread that Kenyans have gone nuts with, is the fact that the country has
been ranked amongst the riskiest countries to contract the virus.
Current reports show that Nairobi is
number six on the list of African cities with the highest risk of contracting
Meanwhile, the Law Society of Kenya has
filed a case seeking to suspend flights from China until coronavirus outbreak