Residents of Mathare village in Maragua, Murang’a County are now wearing women underwear cut out to look like face masks.

According to reports by Citizen, the residents were duped by unscrupulous traders who lured them into buying the masks because of their low cost.

The masks cost Ksh.20 a piece and residents say they only realized they were wearing panties long after they had bought the masks.

This comes after the government made it mandatory for all Kenyans to wear face masks at all times while in public.

The masks cost Ksh.20 a piece although residents are not sure they will be protected from the coronavirus by the flimsy masks

Supermarkets have also been directed to ensure that all customers wear masks while shopping or risk closure.

A resident of Mathare village wears a face mask fashioned from women underwear.

Kenya has so far confirmed 208 cases of the new coronavirus, with the Ministry of Health reiterating on the need for Kenyans to follow the laid down directives.

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