A nominated MCA in Murang’a County narrowly escaped death on Tuesday, 24th March, after the public suspected that she may have refused to self-quarantine after returning from a trip to Dubai.
The mob claimed that Sarah Njoroge was exposing them to the coronavirus disease, which the government is trying to contain.
Ms Njoroge was spotted shopping just few metres from her house in Kangema Sub-County.
Speaking to Inooro FM, the MCA said that the mob had picked up stones, threatening to lynch her.
Luckily, her landlord managed to calm them down, assuring that he would take care of the matter.
“Were it not for my landlord, they would have killed me. They surrounded me saying that I’m a Covid-19 patient,” the MCA said.
She denied allegations of ignoring the mandatory 14-day self-isolation period for persons who recently came from overseas.
“My colleagues and I came back from Dubai on 7th March. I have quarantined myself for more than 20 days and yet people still believe I’m I could be carrying Covid-19,” she said.
Ms Njoroge said her life was in danger in her neighbourhood. She also revealed that people from her rural village had asked her to stay away until the coronavirus pandemic ends.
Murang’a Health CECM Wilfred Kanyi said the MCA and her five colleagues will be subjected to Covid-19 tests before being given a clean bill of health.
“We have learnt that people still believe the six MCAs are should not be allowed to mingle with them. The county will test them and confirm their health status,” Kanyi stated.
On Monday, 23rd March, Governor Mwangi Wa Iria said that only one Murang’a County worker was on self-quarantine after a trip in India.
However, said his administration was looking for five people who had failed to self-isolate after returning from overseas.