As the government swings into action putting all the relevant measures in a bid to contain the deadly COVID-19 virus, more questions lingers about the daily routine at the busy Likoni ferry channel.
Likoni ferry channel that serves more than 300,000 people and over 60,000 vehicles daily has elicited heated debate among coastal residents.
Some posed that the Likoni ferry channel is more than just a public gathering and something urgent should be done to prevent COVID-19.
This comes as Kenya records its first Corona virus case a confirmation that has caused a lot of panic among Kenyans across the country.
Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe raised the red flag on Friday morning in a media briefing confirming that indeed the deadly COVID-19 was finally in the country.
The patient from the United States who traveled through the UK and landed in Kenya 8 days ago tested positive of the dangerous Coronavirus.
But at the Coast region, locals raised serious concerns about the situation at the Likoni ferry channel.
“The channel is always congested especially during the pick and off pick hours, how will the government effect the ban?” posted one Kiio Mutinda on facebook.
“Not only at the Likoni ferry channel but how can a matatu operators sanitize its passengers? What about the money given to the conductor or balance given back to the passengers?” posed another Elizabeth Sarah.
Meanwhile both Taita taveta and Kilifi counties have announced emergency plans to prevent Coronavirus from their counties.
Taita taveta Governor Granton Samboja appealed to locals to avoid shaking hands or hugging over the disease while his Kilifi counterpart Amason Jeffa Kingi announced emergency response strategies to prevent the deadly disease.
Kilifi has been receiving Italian since Malindi has for years been the home of Italians.
However government banned all flights to Italy after the country recorded 196 deaths and 827 cases in just 24 hours.