Court gives the government 11 days to table a plan on fighting Coronavirus


A Nairobi court has given the government 11 days to provide a detailed plan on prevention surveillance and response system on Coronavirus.

High court Judge James Makau on Friday said the Attorney General Paul Kihara, Health CS Mutahi Kagwe, Interior’s Fred Matiangi, Foreign Affairs Raychelle Omamo and Transport  James Macharia should prepare and file  the details before March 17.

Judge Makau gave this directive after two lawyers, -Lawyers Henry Kurauka and Dudley Ochiel – told the court that the government was yet  to trace, account, re-examine, confine and quarantine the 239 passengers who landed in the country from China on February 26 2020.

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Henry Kurauka represents two medics who wanted the Cs’s in the dockets involved to be charged for attempted mass murder.

Kurauka told the court that the nation has partially complied with the orders issued by the court last week although more needs to be done to ensure Kenyans don’t contract the virus.

Last week Friday, Makau suspended all flights from China.

Last week, President Uhuru Kenyatta  issued an Executive Order to the Health CS and counterparts from Defense, Foreign Affairs, ICT and Transport to coordinate preparedness, prevention and response as well as coordinate capacity building of health workers.

President Kenyatta further ordered that the national isolation and treatment facility at Mbagathi Hospital be completed and ready to receive patients within 7 days.