An exposé aired by Citizen TV on Monday night, May 18, showed questionable activity at a commercial building in Eastleigh estate, Nairobi.
According to the report, the Somalia Embassy in Kenya had set up a makeshift office at a storey building in the heart of the Nairobi estate, from where it was allegedly processing its nationals for repatriation to their motherland.
The undercover journalist noticed that there was a hub of activity at the building donned with blue-coloured glass, where several people could be seen walking in and out at regular intervals, prompting the Citizen TV journalists to probe even further.
Door number 15, on the 5th floor of Madina Mall, was identified as the base of the operations that have raised several questions.
The high human traffic stood out like a sore thumb, as it was uncommon following the Eastleigh lockdown that was announced by Health CS Mutahi Kagwe on May 6.
“There will no movement into and out of Eastleigh and Old Town in Mombasa from 7 p.m. today. I warned you that cases are increasing and you can see we have more cases,” he stated at the time.
However, in the latest exposé, Lancet Kenya admitted that it has been conducting tests on the Somali nationals in Eastleigh, with Managing Director Ahmed Kalebu, saying that there was no secrecy around the Eastleigh testing facility.
“There’s no secrecy, and believe you me that the results that we send to the government, I can tell you for a fact because once they compile the report, they share with all of us. It is accurate,” he said.
His statement raised questions as to whether the Kenyan Government was aware of the Covid-19 results emanating from Eastleigh.
Leaked Covid-19 test results from the testing centre showed that at least 13 people had tested positive for the virus in the last 3 days, while according to the daily data availed by the Ministry of Health (MoH), shows only 2 Covid-19 positive cases from Eastleigh on Sunday, May 17.