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Government warns of hiking of commodities during pandemic

Kenya on Wednesday recorded 22 new cases of Covid-19, raising the country's total number to 737.

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• “We have observed that some businesses operating within areas where movement has been restricted are taking advantage of the situation by hiking the prices of commodities."

• Kenya on Wednesday recorded 22 new cases of Covid-19, raising the country's total number to 737.

Health CAS Rashid Aman
Health CAS Rashid Aman
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Health CAS Rashid Aman has warned Kenyans who are hiking prices of commodities they are selling.

Speaking during the daily press briefing on the coronavirus on Wednesday, the CAS said the government has been observant about how some businesses are operating within restricted regions and areas.

“We have observed that some businesses operating within areas where the movement has been restricted namely counties in the Coast and North Eastern regions and localities within the cities of Nairobi and Mombasa, are taking advantage of the situation by hiking the prices of commodities and other essential goods that they are selling. This is totally immoral as they try to profiteer out this pandemic," Rashid said.

He appealed to vendors to be more considerate as these are normal times.

 
 
 
 
 

Kenya on Wednesday recorded 22 new cases of Covid-19, raising the country's total number to 737.

This is out of the 1,516 samples that were tested in the last 24 hours.

The CAS announced four more deaths from the disease, three from Nairobi and one from Mombasa.

This now brings to 40 the number of those who have died from Covid-19.

The new patients are aged between 20 years, and 81 years.    

Of the new cases, 10 are from Nairobi, eight from Mombasa, three from Kajiado and one from Bomet.

The CAS announced 22 more patients have been discharged, bringing Kenya's total recoveries to 281.