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Wednesday May 6, 2020 – An imam with the Coronavirus kept spreading it in Eastleigh, Nairobi, until he died last month. 

The cleric, who lived in the area, had tested positive for Covid19 and died on April 16. 


He was buried the same day.

Despite knowing his status, the Imam continued praying in mosques and visiting different houses.

“This was a reckless and irresponsible act by the imam,” Health Cabinet Secretary, Mutahi Kagwe, said.

Yesterday, Kagwe confirmed 29 new COVID19 cases in Nairobi and all of them from Eastleigh. 

This raised the total number of confirmed cases in Eastleigh to 63, making it a hotspot in Nairobi.

The surge in Eastleigh numbers was recorded after residents turned up in large numbers for targeted mass testing, MoH acting Director-General Patrick Amoth said.

Although the Eastleigh Business Community’s Secretary General, Omar Hussein, had announced the closure of businesses, a spot check yesterday showed that most shops were open. 

Eastleigh is mainly occupied by Somalis and has become a vibrant commercial centre. 

Kagwe warned of drastic action unless residents observed Government regulations.

“We will simply cancel licences and close the shops and restaurants,” Kagwe stated.

The Kenyan DAILY POST

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