The Cooperative College in Karen has refused to admit 39 Kenyans who arrived in the country from china, and taken to the facility by the government for quarantine.
The government had told them quarantine is free but now the staff at the college have refused to accommodate them.
Activist Boniface Mwangi says that they have been told to leave the college if they can’t pay upfront.
39 Kenyans who arrived from China were taken to Cooperative College, Karen at 5:30am. The government had told them quarantine is free but now the staff at the college have refused to accommodate them. They have been told to leave the college if they can't pay upfront. @MOH_Kenya pic.twitter.com/Nfzz9zW2eX
— Boniface Mwangi (@bonifacemwangi) May 10, 2020
According to Mwangi, the College doesn’t know who to invoice, the reason they are demanding upfront payment.
On Wednesday, Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe said tests in government facilities will be free of charge, as well as government quarantine facilities.
“The ministry would like to announce that the cost of targeted testing and that of government quarantine facilities shall be met by the government effective today,” he said.
The college called police to deal with the Kenyans. This blog is yet to establish whether the situation had been resolved by the of going to press.