[PHOTOS] Indisciplined Nairobians? Business as usual in CBD despite virus surge

A number of Kenyans have decided to resume work as usual.

In Summary

• A spot check of sections of the CBD on Wednesday showed a congested CBD, with many failing to observe social distancing rules.

• Street vendors are also going on with their business as normal. 

Nairobi residents sit on poles in the CBD on May 6, 2020.
Nairobi residents sit on poles in the CBD on May 6, 2020.
Image: FREDERICK OMONDI

The government has urged Kenyans to stay indoors to reduce the spread of the coronavirus but for some Nairobi residents and matatu operators, life has gone back to normal.

A spot check of sections of the CBD on Wednesday showed a congested CBD, with many failing to observe social distancing rules.

Street vendors are also going on with their business as normal. 

 Health CS Mutahi Kagwe has time and again said that if Kenyans continue to act normally, Covid-19 will treat citizens abnormally.
 

"Please, don't go back to work. Continue working from home. Nowadays, traffic is here which means people are back at work," the CS said on Tuesday.

"We will hurt ourselves. Before this week ends, the President will give out new measures on what to do next."

Here are photos from the streets of Nairobi;

Matatus creating a gridlock at Latema street in Nairobi on May 6, 2020
Matatus creating a gridlock at Latema street in Nairobi on May 6, 2020
Image: FREDERICK OMONDI
Residents sit by the roadside rails near Ambassador Hotel in Nairobi on May 6, 2020.
Residents sit by the roadside rails near Ambassador Hotel in Nairobi on May 6, 2020.
Hawkers have returned to the streets jostling for space with pedestrians at Kencom Stage in Nairobi on May 6, 2020.
Hawkers have returned to the streets jostling for space with pedestrians at Kencom Stage in Nairobi on May 6, 2020.
Image: FREDERICK OMONDI