Commuters stranded in Nairobi as Kenyatta stops non-essential movement

7 April 2020, 8:41 PM
Commuters were on Tuesday stranded in various parts of Nairobi, Kenya as President Uhuru Kenyatta's directive stopping non-essential movement in and out the city, as well as three other COVID-19 affected areas in the country took effect.
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