A presenter working with Mediamax-owned Milele FM is among the group people placed on mandatory quarantine after in the country.
Francis Luchivya arrived from Mwanza, Tanzania where handful of COVID-19 cases have been confirmed and reported.
He arrived at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) on Monday at about 7.30 pm.
After going through the usual checks at the airport, the Milele Drive presenter said the exit gates were closed and they were informed that they would be put on forced quarantine.
In a video shared by Mr. Luchivya, a government official is seen addressing the detained persons at the JKIA.
The official said the government decided to undertake forced quarantines after several people refused to obey directive to self-isolate for 14 days in wake of the spreading coronavirus.
Luchivya said some of people held at the airport were being moved to city hotels with National Youth Service buses for the mandatory quarantine.
The presenter estimated that there were about 400 people who were now facing forced quarantine.
The arrivals are being detained in different city hotels at their own costs.
Mr. Luchivya estimated that there are more than 300 people who have been held at JKIA since 11 am without food and water.
The presenter had been in Mwanza, Tanzania for five days.