President Uhuru Kenyatta [photo: The star]
Nov, 2nd 2020 – Kenya could soon face strict restrictions, as it witnesses a second wave of Covid-19. This follows an increase in the number of infections and fatalities from the virus, in October.
Speaking on Sunday, at the All Saints Cathedral in Nairobi County, President Uhuru Kenyatta, signaled that the recently lifted restrictions against the virus, could be brought back.
The head of state congratulated the ACK for adhering to Covid-19 protocols during the celebrations saying, , “I am actually quite impressed today, because we have been having a serious COVID-19 problem today and it is growing, and on an occasion like this that is so central and critical to your history, you have managed to put together a service where you are obeying and following all the necessary laid down protocols that have been set; hongera sana, pongezi.“
The president however said, the impending lockdown could be unnecessary, only if Kenyans take up the government’s call, for personal responsibility seriously.
He said, “We are going through that very difficult time of saying now what do we do again, do we close up? But when I see the church itself following the protocols then we do not have to. If only people would observe and would be caring of their fellow citizens then it is possible to keep COVID-19 at bay and still be able to live and lead a normal live.“
President Uhuru is set to head the sixth Extraordinary Session, of the National and County Governments Coordinating Summit, on the resurgence of Covid-19 infections, on 4th of November.
Kenya has recorded an abnormal increase in the number of Covid-19 infections in October. President Uhuru stressed on the compliance of Covid-19 protocols especially social distancing.
“I only wish that this issue of personal responsibility would be taken at heart because truly we are facing a major challenge. I remember when we re-opened, we challenged people to take up the challenge of personal responsibility,” he said.