Kenyans Plan Mega Demo Over Coronavirus Scare

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A tourist is screened for Coronavirus at the Port of Mombasa on February 13, 2020

A number of Kenyans are set to hold a demonstration on Wednesday, March 4 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Nairobi CBD.

The protesters are seeking to make the government block all entries from China, which the group says pose a grave risk to millions of Kenya.

According to a letter addressed to Central Police Station the group will congregate at Freedom Corner in Uhuru Park and proceed through to Kenyatta Avenue, Kimathi Street, Kencom House, Supreme Court, Parliament and finally to Harambee Avenue.

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A tourist is screened for Coronavirus at the Port of Mombasa on February 13, 2020

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In the letter penned by Elvis Abenga, he requested police officers provide security during the planned demonstrations.

Speaking to kenyagist.com, Wanjeri Nderu, an activist, stated that the group was determined to demonstrate and ensure the government banned incoming flights from China.

“We have seen other countries ban entry of planes from China and we also want our people and borders protected.

“The police assured us that they will provide us with security but we are also aware that we may be tear-gassed in our pursuit for justice. We are not afraid and we call Kenyans to join us to fight for our protection,” Wanjeri stated.

She protested that the government had not done enough to protect Kenyans from the virus. 

The demonstrations come days after the High Court suspended all flights coming to Kenya from China over the coronavirus threat.

Judge James Makau suspended the flights after a suit filed by the Law Society of Kenya on Friday, February 28, 2020.

On his part, President Uhuru Kenyatta appointed newly sworn-in Health CS Mutahi Kagwe to chair the ad-hoc committee on health in response to the Coronavirus scare.

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President Uhuru Kenyatta enjoying a laugh with delegates outside State House Nairobi on March 3, 2020.

President Uhuru Kenyatta enjoying a laugh with delegates outside State House Nairobi on March 3, 2020.

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