Dozens of Muranga farmworkers seized in lorry to be quarantined

By Alfred Maina On Wed, 15 Apr, 2020 11:33 | < 1 min read
Muranga farmworkers
Dozens of farmworkers arrested in Muranga to be quarantined at their own cost. PHOTO | ALFRED MAINA

Police in Murang’a County on Wednesday arrested 54 farmworkers who were travelling together for work in a lorry.

The farmworkers are said to have been travelling from Mugoiri to Maragua Ridge.

After the arrest, police transported them to Maragua Police Station but Murang’a Health Chief Officer, Dr. Kanyi Gitau, said they will be moved to Kiambu County for quarantine at their own cost.

Dr. Gitau said the farmworkers will be quarantined at the Chania Boys and Girls high schools for 14 days.

Murang’a Deputy County Commissioner Mawira Mungania said the farm owner will also be arrested for flouting government directive on social distancing.

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