President Uhuru Kenyatta [photo: Capital FM]
Oct, 29th 2020 – President Uhuru Kenyatta has convened the sixth Extraordinary Session of the National and County Governments Coordinating Summit, to be held on Wednesday next week, to review the resurgence of COVID-19 infections in the country.
State House Spokesperson Kanze Dena said in a statement that the session has been convened in light of the fact that Kenya has recorded its highest number of COVID-19 monthly fatalities in October.
She said, “The session shall consider the evolution of the disease as well as the epidemiological models on how COVID-19 may propagate within our country over the months of November and December 2020. The session shall also review the efficacy of the containment measures in place, as well as the impact of the easing of the restrictions that were in place.“
Meanwhile, the president has called on all Kenyans to continue applying individual and collective measures which include wearing of masks, washing of hands and social distancing.
The statement continues, “Kenyans should continue to wear face masks correctly while in public spaces, apply correct hand hygiene at all times, and adhere with the physical and social distancing guidelines and protocols that have been put in place to safeguard our individual and collective health and safety.“
“By doing so, Kenyans will ensure that our Nation does not lose the hard-fought for ground secured in the fight against COVID-19, and also that our Nation shall not be compelled to roll-back the easing of the restrictions that Kenyans enjoy today.“