A number of travelers have been left stranded at different roadblocks following the president’s Monday directive barring entry and exit from Nairobi.
For Penina Munira, the whole ordeal has been a nightmare as she has had to spend the night by the roadside with her two teenage children.
Penina says she was on her way to Kisumu from Mombasa County in Modern Coast Vehicle when they heard the president’s announcement,
“I was traveling from Mombasa to Kisumu on Monday. We reached Athi River at some minutes past three when we heard the announcement. The driver did not even bother getting us to Nairobi, he ended his journey there.” She said
Munira says she has nowhere to go and is appealing to well-wishers to help them.
“I have nowhere to go. I don’t know anyone in Nairobi. My main aim was to get to Kisumu to visit my mum who has been ailing. I don’t know where I will go for the 21 days. The government should have given us a grace period to get to our destinations.” She added
For Mathias Andiva, the story is no different; he was on the same bus with Munira and her two kids when the directive was issued.
“I was on my way to Migori from Mombasa when the directive was given. I used 3500 shillings from Mombasa. When we were left in Athi River, another team from the same company told us to pay 2500 and we will be taken to our destinations, up to now we are yet to see them again.” He said