Former Kakamega Senator Bonny Khalwale found himself in a tight spot after his attempt to apportion blame to Interior Cabinet Secretary Dr Fred Matiang’i on the Coronavirus outbreak backfired.
In his tweet, Khalwale quoted a headline story ran by The Standard in February that blamed three Cabinet Secretaries for allowing a South China Airlines plane to land in Kenya with some 239 Chinese nationals.
However, a tweep identified as Bel Akinyi would concoct a venomous reply to the former Senator that sent Twitter into a frenzy.
She would also add that the former Senator would be put under mandatory quarantine for allegedly engaging in “unhygienic tendencies.”
Hold up mzee! Before we borrow a leaf, you need to first borrow a leaf from the basic practices and stop ploughing your nose in public then will go ahead to great people, this is how Coronavirus spread, we have to put you under mandatory quarantine pic.twitter.com/cQynPQpts0
— Bel Akinyi (@BelAkinyii) March 16, 2020
At the time, the deaths arising from Coronavirus stood at 2,700. The number has since multiplied to over 6,000.
On Sunday, March 15, President Kenyatta addressed the nation from his Harambee Office where he confirmed three cases of the deadly virus.
In his weekend address, the President ordered the closure of schools and called for general public awareness of the epidemic.
This came hot on the heels of a decision by State House to cancel a planned visit to Italy where more than 360 people have succumbed to the virus.
President Kenyatta also ordered travel restrictions, barring flights from countries with reported Coronavirus cases into Kenya.