By Jacob Oluoch
President Uhuru Kenyatta banned has all political gatherings for 30 days following the rising cases of the Covid-19 virus in the month of March.
This means that political campaigns that have been going for the by elections seats will have to stop.
Speaking during the presidential address at State House Uhuru stated that the biggest spreaders of the virus were political gathering.
Uhuru has also urged all law enforcers to enforce the directive regardless of the status of the conveners.
“The escalation or de- escalation of the containment measures will depend on dependent on whether the national endeavor to break the chain of transmission,” said president Uhuru Kenyatta
“I hereby direct the National government administration officers jointly with national police service and county government enforcement officers to strictly enforce the laws regardless of the conveners,” He added.
The president has also extended dusk to dawn curfew that starts at 10 pm for another 60 days.
“To provide business continuity during the containment period, exemption on the application of curfew is hereby granted to essential services providers, factories and construction sites ,” he said.
All restaurants and bars to be closed at exactly at 9pm.
He noted that country had lost Ksh. 560B in GDP since onset of COVID and as a result of economy downturn, currently the country economy is on track to grow by 7% in 2021.
He requested the general public to adhere to the Ministry of Health guidelines by putting on mask properly, and observing high hygiene standards.