Thursday, May 7, 2020 – Government Spokesman, Cyrus Oguna, has poured cold water on claims that Eastleigh residents moved to South B and C the moment Health Cabinet Secretary, Mutahi Kagwe, announced a total lockdown in the area over the spread of Coronavirus.

On Wednesday evening, May 6th, social media was awash with images alleging that Eastleigh residents were swiftly moving out of the area to avoid being trapped in after 7 p.m.

The residents were allegedly moving towards South C and South B estates in Nairobi.

“We don’t react and act to hearsay and social media remarks.”

“We act on factual evidence and reports.”

“What we are focusing on right now is Eastleigh lockdown and residents adhering to measures stipulated by the government, such as handwashing, maintaining social distance and wearing masks.”

“You can’t state that the individuals were escaping yet some work in Eastleigh and reside in Parklands and South C.”

“Eastleigh is a working base to many,” Oguna said.

But the reality is many residents left the estate on Wednesday and moved to South C, South B and Parklands.


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