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Lock down Mombasa, Joho tells Uhuru

[Mombasa Governor Ali Hassan Joho. Photo/GPS].

Mombasa governor Ali Hassan Joho has reiterated his stand on a total lock-down in Mombasa.

Joho says total lock-down is the best option to minimize the spread of Coronavirus in the county.

Joho urged the government to reinvent the discussion on total lock down in tourist resort County.

He said Mombasa being a metropolitan city is at high risk of recording high figures if the national government will not put stringent measures to containing the disease in the county.

“We have to revive the discussion on total lock-down or else we will regret it,” Joho cautioned.


The Mombasa governor has been pushing for a total lock down in a bid to tame the spread of Covid-19.

“We are at high risk we should think about the lives of our people before anything else,” reiterated Joho.

Recently, the County Chief initiated various programs to mitigate the economic impact of Coronavirus pandemic in Mombasa.

Joho launched the disinfectant machine at the Likoni ferry channel, nutrition support program to the vulnerable families and two isolation centers at the Coast general hospital and at the Technical University of Mombasa (TUM).


However, Joho’s call for a total lock-down has received strong opposition from a section of county residents.

Some of the residents have criticized the distribution of the relief food terming it as discriminatory since many have not received any.

The locals insist they have to go to work to fend for their families.

The relief food program is ongoing in various parts of Mombasa county.

As the total lock-down debate hots up, on Friday the government confirmed 16 more Covid-19 positive cases raising the figure to 336 countrywide.

Out of the 336, 84 cases are from Mombasa.