A coronavirus patient who left with mourners from Kibera has led to seven virus infections in Siaya county.
Health CS Mutahi Kagwe said a Kenyan from Kibera left for a burial without the authority to travel.
“There are seven new cases in Siaya and the story is a sad one because the departure point of that case is Kibera,” Kagwe said on Thursday.
“…you are in Kibera and leave for a burial without the authority or travel document signed.”
Kagwe said the police officers thought the forged documents were genuine and gave way to the mourners to travel through roadblocks.
“.. the seven mourners are all positive and were identified by contact teams in Siaya. There is a reason why we lock down places…” he said.
Kagwe said that instead of going to the burial to bury one, they might suffer the same fate.
“We are not sure whether they will survive it or not. It was totally unnecessary.”
Kenya’s Covid-19 cases have risen to 1,109, with 80 new cases recorded.
This is from a sample size of 3,102 tested in the last 24 hours. This is the largest sample size that has been tested.