Tea maker Finlay's refutes coronavirus claims

Monday March 23 2020

A tea plantation. Finlay's has appealed to the government to take action against individuals spreading rumours about Covid-19. PHOTO | FILE | NATION MEDIA GROUP


James Finlay's Kenya Limited has refuted claims one of it's senior managers was being sought by authorities over claims that he had jetted into the country and failed to observe self quarantine regulations on coronavirus.

The agricultural company has denied that Steve Scott, the General Manager Finlay's Flowers, allegedly arrived in the country five days ago and did not observe directives issued at the airport by health officials.

"Mr Scott arrived from official duties in the United Kingdom 19 days ago and followed guidelines as issued by the government at the time" read the statement by Finlay's Kenya Limited Managing Director Simeon Hutchinson.

He further stated that the General Manager had not received foreigners.

It further stated that Mr Scott was in good health and, alongside colleagues in the company, continues to observe directives by the government to curb spread of coronavirus.

The company appealed to the government departments to take action against individuals spreading rumours about Covid-19.


Social media was abuzz with claims that security and health officials had been dispatched to the company.

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