Fake mourners arrested in Kenya while traveling with empty coffin during Coronavirus travel ban

A group of eight Kenyans who disguised themselves as mourners taking a body for burial during the Coronavirus travel ban in Nairobi have all been arrested. 

Over the weekend, the country’s health minister Mutahi Kagwe in a statement said that the group had left the capital, Nairobi, and travelled 370km (about 230 miles) west with an empty coffin in the vehicle before being intercepted. 


According to him, the mourners had a fake burial permit from Mama Lucy Hospital in Nairobi.


Mr. Kagwe said that the group of fake mourners had managed to pass through several checkpoints before suspicious officers in Homa Bay County opened the coffin. 

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