Makueni County bans Miraa hang-outs, market days over the coronavirus


Makueni County Governor Kivutha Kibwana through the Makueni county emergency response committee has announced that they have banned all the market days in the county, saying it’s the main way in which the virus could be spread.

“There are market days that run from Sunday to Sunday and since many people meet here, we are suspending such even if there will be a drop in economic growth. This is good for the health of our people,” said Kibwana

Only licensed bars will be allowed to conduct business and will be required to operate strictly between 5PM to 11PM.

“There is an immediate suspension of night club operation hours; all liquor licensed outlets to operate 5 pm-11 pm including weekends. This includes only licensed clubs,” he added

“All social gatherings such as sporting, leisure, Muguka and Miraa chewing joints are suspended with immediate effect, “he said

At the same time, the county has asked Matatu stakeholders to be extra vigilant and provide hand sanitizers to passengers.

Touting at bus stops has also been banned.

Makueni county has set aside 53 isolation beds across the health facilities in the event of a coronavirus outbreak in the region.