By PIUS MAUNDUMore by this AuthorMaanzoni Lodge, a meeting and conference facility in Machakos County, has been closed indefinitely for hosting hundreds of youth in breach of government order on public gatherings as Kenya battles to arrest the spread of coronavirus. Sources on Tuesday told the Nation that the young people, most drawn from informal settlements in the capital Nairobi, arrived on Sunday. A standoff ensued at the facility on Tuesday morning as police and the hotel management faced off over the illegal meeting. But through its lawyers, the lodge held that it did not err in hosting the youth. AdvertisementAfter hours of impasse, Machakos County Commissioner Esther Maina stormed the facility and ordered it shut following government directives on Covid-19.
Source: Daily Nation March 31, 2020 11:03 UTC