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Police forced to move Kamulu roadblock after protest


The government has relocated a roadblock that had been erected at Kamulu area, Nairobi as part of the isolation of the Nairobi Metropolitan area in the fight against coronavirus.

Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiangi and Inspector General of Police Hillary Mutyambai visited the site on Tuesday evening and ordered it be moved to Koma area, (10 kilometers away) after it emerged most of the affected work in Nairobi.

Residents had earlier protested that most of them had been locked out and could not make it to work on Tuesday after the Monday directive.

The earlier roadblock had locked out thousands of people living in Kamulu, Chokaa, Malaa and Tala.

“We have decided to move it a bit further to enable the residents to operate freely. This was too close to Nairobi,” said the CS

Health CS Mutahi Kagwe and Matiang’i later visited the Rironi roadblock and urged the officers to inspect before letting in food trucks.

“We commended the personnel stationed at both sites and urged them to remain resolute in the enforcement of these new measures. The government encourages all Kenyans to comply with the new directives governing the movement of persons in an effort to combat this pandemic,”  Matiang’i said

The roadblocks within the Nairobi Metropolitan Area are erected at Small World in Athi River, Katani, Koma near Tala, Chania Bridge, Landless area on Garissa Road, Uplands, Rironi- Maì Mahiu Junction, Ngong, Kiserian, Isinya and Ting’ang’a.