He however called on those handling travelers and those people already in quarantine to exercise patriotism, generosity and consideration to avoid adding insult to injury.
“The hotels that the travelers in quarantine are staying in must not take advantage of them. It is immoral to take advantage of persons who have no choice. Adding on huge profits on the backbone of suffering Kenyans is unacceptable,” Kagwe said.
The state is in talks with the Chinese government to acquire faster testing kits that would help in fast tracking cases and reduce time taken in getting results.
In addition, there are plans to set up another testing centre in the North Rift region to cater for counties within the region.
“You now appreciate that getting anything connected with Covid-19 from anywhere in the world is now a challenge and difficult but we are also exploring the possibility of supplementing what we are importing with local production particularly in masks, in uniforms and other gear.”
The minister rebuked parents who instead of keeping their children safe from the virus were exposing them to danger.
“The kids were not sent home on holiday. The kids were sent home for protection. We are suffering from cases of indiscipline and Kenyans are exhibiting indisciplined and this is going to cost us,” Kagwe warned.
He noted that some parents wer instead inviting people who might have been exposed to the virus to their homes.
“It is a grievous mistake for us to give you your child because we don’t want the child exposed and then you go exposing the child at home. We want responsibility among citizens.”