Questions have been rising since the Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe announced that a group of ‘fake mourners’ had sneaked their way from Nairobi to Homa Bay.
Kagwe during his coronavirus update on Saturday stated that nine people were caught in Homa Bay after leaving Nairobi pretending to attend a burial in Homa Bay.
To make their way out to the city despite the cessation, the group were armed with an empty coffin but their ‘creativity’ ended after Homa Bay County police officers smelt a rat.
On Sunday 19th, a famous blogger by the name Robert Alai through his Twitter account disclosed that the burial was legit despite the driver being confirmed positive for the virus.
“That Homa Bay empty coffin story is fake. Estate hotspots then now empty coffins? Someone trying to justify why ruthlessness should be allowed. Staged and faked narratives. Don’t allow.”
He went on to call the arrest of all the police officers manning security at the different roadblocks set from Nairobi to Homa Bay who were on duty during the time the group is said to reach their destination.
“If the empty coffin to Homa Bay is true, let all police officers manning roadblocks from Nairobi to Homa Bay be fired. You can’t accuse cows for bolting when the shepherd is not even being asked questions. Story must be consistent and make sense. Lots of FAKE NEWS from govt.”
The blogger went on to state that he had photos of the burial on question and that the family of the deceased were going through a difficult time and it was best to allow them get through the situation in peace.