All 239 passengers from Chinese plane to be quarantined at KDF facility


The High Court has ordered that all 239 passengers who arrived in Kenya aboard a Chinese plane be quarantined at a Kenya Defense Forces (KDF) facility.

The respondents are to ensure that the passengers are traced, accounted for, re-examined and then quarantined either at the KDF facility or another specially guarded unit.

Justice James Makau said the order applies to “all the 239 passengers that they let into the country aboard a Chinese flight CZ 6043 which landed at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) on February 26, 2020 at 7:29am”.

Two doctors had moved to court seeking to have the Government blocked from allowing entry of any passengers from China or any other World Health Organisation (WHO)-designated hotspot.

According to Dr Joseph Mithika Mwenda Mzalendo and Dr Thiakunu Cyprian Mwirabua, passengers traveling to Kenya either by sea, air or land and are from affected countries are a health risk.