Residents who were looking to enter Eastleigh earlier on Friday came face to face police wrath amid cessation of movement in that particular area.
The people were reportedly caught up with at Mlango Kubwa, an estate that borders Eastleigh.
They were going to the business area to look for menial jobs while others were going to hawk their goods.
Apparently, earlier on people would bribe the officers manning the borders and they were allowed to get into Eastleigh but today, the officers caught up.
“Previously, the residents would bribe officers at the roadblock and they would be allowed to make their way to Eastleigh but today, the officers refused,” a resident said.
The crowds were insisting on getting in so the police had no choice than to use teargas on them. This came just days after cessation of movement in and out of Eastleigh was extended by the health CS Mutahi Kagwe.
“An extension of the cessation of movement in and out of Eastleigh in Nairobi until Saturday, June 6 and an extension of the cessation of movement in and out of Old Town Mombasa until Saturday, June 6, 2020,” announced the CS.
The estate was put under partial lockdown after it was declared a coronavirus hotspot given that there were many cases reported from the area. Eastleigh is known for its businesses and high population which led to the ministry restricting the movement to curb the spread of the virus.