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