Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe has narrated how mourners from Nairobi’s Kibra traveled all the way from Nairobi to Siaya.
Unfortunately, a coronavirus patient was among the mourners, leading to seven coronavirus infections in Siaya County.
According to CS Kagwe , the Kenyan citizen from Kibera left for the Siaya burial without the authority to travel.
“There are seven new cases in Siaya and the story is a sad one because the departure point of that case is Kibera,” Kagwe said on Thursday.
“…you are in Kibera and leave for a burial without the authority or travel document signed.”
Kagwe said the police officers thought the forged documents were genuine and gave way to the mourners to travel through roadblocks.
“.. the seven mourners are all positive and were identified by contact teams in Siaya. There is a reason why we lock down places…” he said.
Kagwe said that instead of going to the burial to bury one, they might suffer the same fate.