President Uhuru Kenyatta has today warned Kenyans to not lower their guards down, in the measures to fight the Covid-19 pandemic, despite the reported slow rate infection.
Speaking during a virtual covid-19 response summit, the president said the country is at risk of reporting an escalation in the Covid-19 cases, if the measures are ignored.
“The curve begins to flatten after it reaches its highest point, this point is also called the infection point. And it’s the most dangerous point, because the curve can either flatten and de-escalate or take an upward surge,” said President Uhuru.
In a quick response, the World Health Organization reported that the slow rate of infections in Africa, especially Kenya, was due to the low number of testing and contact tracing. It added that it should not be put to notice, that Africa is reporting a reduction in the confirmed Covid-19 cases.
Addressing transparency issues with regard to procurement, the president thus directed the Ministry of Health to come up with an open method and mechanism, through which all procurement done by KEMSA are posted online, for the public to access.
President Uhuru also added that such a level of transparency, will go a very long way to ensure those working in different governmental offices manage resources as they should.