Transporters, traders and commuters in Mombasa, Kilifi and Kwale Counties are appealing to the county and national governments to cushion them with food as well as other daily essentials as they brace for the Thursday partial lockdown.
The residents are further appealing to the government to review the inter-county travel ban, consolidating the three counties to one to allow ease of business.
Meanwhile the government has erected 14 roadblocks across the 3 counties to enforce the president's directive.
Half packed inter-county bus terminus has been the scenes that characterize the transport sector in Mombasa County since the onset of the countrywide curfew.
However, transporters, traders and commuters are bracing for worse days as the 21 travel ban takes effect from Wednesday evening, a directive that has taken a toll on sector
The sector is pleading with the government to lift the inter-county ban and consolidate the three counties to one area, to allow the ease of doing business. The players are demanding for food donations and other essentials to cushion their families during the 21 day period that many may not have a means to earn a living.
Coast Regional Commissioner John Elungata says whereas the movement of persons within the counties is not prohibited, residents are advised to stay indoors until the risk of covid 19 pandemic is contained.
Elungata further outlined that 14 roadblocks have been erected across the three counties to enforce the 21 day directive to the latter.
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