Eastleigh residents protest over govt’s move to restrict movement in the area,demands food

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BY KORIR JUMA,NAIROBI,11TH MAY,2020-A section of Eastleigh residents took to the streets on Monday  demanding relief food following government restrictions on movement in and out of the ward.

They  held g up placards bearing the message ‘We want food’.

Officers from National Police Service and General Service Unit (GSU) were engaged in running battles as they tried to disperse the irate crowd.

The government banned movement in and out of Eastleigh in Nairobi on May 6 over the rising number of people testing positive for Covid-19.

Health CS Mutahi Kagwe said the cessation of movement would be in force for 15 days.

He also directed immediate closure of markets, restaurants and eateries within the area for the same period as well as cessation of public transport.

 

It will be recalled that last week , Interior CS Fred Matiang’i met with community and business leaders from Eastleigh where he dismissed claims that the government was targeting particular individuals with the partial lockdown.

He further directed that security personnel manning roadblocks should allow movement of cargo and foodstuff in and out of the area.

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