The President has today announced an extension of the ongoing curfew for another sixty days. This was after a meeting with opposition leaders that was also attended by Health CS Mutahi Kagwe.
Wasn’t it just today that Kenyans have begged for the ending of curfew? See article. But as always our pleas have fallen on deaf ears.
Recently, the number of people infected with Coronavirus has been rising at an alarming rate daily. So the government was prompted to issue new directives.
Speaking at a press conference earlier today Uhuru announced that the hours of curfew within the country remain the same. And the curfew hours for the thirteen counties that had been identified as a hotspot were lifted and will thereby observe the 10 pm to 4 am curfew.
He once again sang the same song of prohibiting social gatherings such as political rallies and campaign meetings for the next sixty days.
But it won’t take much time till we see a politician doing otherwise. Since the Deputy President William Ruto, ODM leader Raila Odinga, ANC leader Musalia Mudavadi, and other politicians will be seen contravening the government’s guidelines.
Other gatherings and events such as burials and weddings have been limited only to close family members. And not more than a hundred people present while observing the guidelines set by the Ministry of Health.
By Wanjiru Mbaru