Mr. Joseph Kinyua, Head Public Service [Photo: The Standard]
September 22nd 2020 – President Uhuru Kenyatta will address the nation on the new containment measures on Covid-19 on Tuesday next week and not this coming Saturday.
In a communication, Head of Public Service Joseph Kinyua said that the President will host a national Covid-19 conference on Monday the 28th before addressing the nation the next day.
Initially, President Uhuru Kenyatta was to address the nation on Saturday when the current containment measures which include the 9 pm to 4 am Curfew expires.
According to Mr. Kinyua, the Monday conference, will review the country’s Covid-19 response and take stock of the efforts made in containing the virus.
“The National COVID-19 Conference will be presided over by his excellency the President and will feature participants from the entire spectrum of our national life.
The conference is expected to outline a strategy for building and sustaining momentum with regard to recovery and resilience, in a manner that ensures that Kenya bounces back better and stronger,” Kinyua said.
President Uhuru had made the 11th national address on Covid-19, on the 26th August, where he retained some of the protocol measures such as social distancing and closure of bars for 30 days.
It is expected that among the key issues that the President will address, is the country’s adaptation to living with Covid-19, as the new normal.
The President has continued to appeal to Kenyans, to continue observing the set guidelines and protocols issued by the Health Ministry.
“Flattening the COVID-19 curve is a national endeavor that requires action at the individual, community, county, and national levels. Every one of us must play our part for Kenya to triumph over the disease” read part of the statement.