There are 44 people under self-quarantine in Makueni County, with seven of them having recently returned from overseas and 37 got into contact with them.

According to a county health report, the seven are quarantined in different places. One is in Mbooni East, two in Kathonzweni, one in Nziuini, one in Kee, one in Kikumbulyu and one in Malili Sub-County.

Also, two public service vehicles have been seized by officers from Makueni Police Station for allegedly violating safety measures for matatu operators to help prevent spread of the coronavirus.

Makueni County Commissioner Mohammed Maalim said the 46-seater bus operators allegedly doubled fares and carried excess passengers, flouting the 1.5-metre safety distance between them.

Maalim warned that Semaka and Sema transport Saccos risked having their licences revoked.

The two buses are being held at Makindu Police Station as investigations continue.

Recently, Makueni Governor Kivutha Kibwana issued a stern warning to transporters and traders to comply with the coronavirus measures or face the music.

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