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Reprieve to the Economy as  President Uhuru Lifts Countrywide Curfew

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President  Uhuru Kenyatta has lifted the dusk to dawn curfew with immediate effect.

Speaking in Kirinyaga Mashujaa Day Celebration, Uhuru noted that the the Covid 19 positivity rate has been below 5 per cent as recommended by  health experts in the past two weeks.

‘‘Today I want to confirm to the nation that we have vaccinated 5 million adults. Owing to the compliance to health guidelines on Covid 19 I further noted surge of  infections have declined as characterized by positivity rate of below 5 per cent ,the security council has recommended the review of containment measures, in the same regard and by the authority invested in me as the president I here by order  and direct that the nationwide curfew be and here by  vacated with immediate effect,’’ he said.

The president further directed the ministry of education to invest Ksh. 8 Billion in construction of new classrooms for Junior secondary schools for CBC program. Another Ksh. 10 billion has been allocated by the president for Kazi Mtaani project.

Malawian President Lazarus Chakwera on his address pointed out Kenya’s close tie with Malawi and need for working together for a common goal.

“The struggle for independence for Kenya and Malawi  is our our binding… we rejoice the freedom into our future…the future is shared victories and  shared  struggles. It is we Kenya and Malawi must fight for that future,” Chakwera said.

Deputy President William Ruto took the opportunity to assure president Kenyatta that he will uphold his legacy should he succeed in his quest for president.

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“We will ensure that anything you leave behind is not left incomplete we will build on it and make sure it goes to next level. I assure you for as your deputy preside for the last nine years I will make sure that your legacy and the agenda you set with big four plan together with bottom up approach will take this country to greater heights.” Ruto said.

ODM boss Raila Odinga in his speech rubbished perceived political feud between Luos and Kikuyus saying the Luo community has been supporting Kikuyu community since independence..

He said his father Jaramogi Oginga Odinga supported Kibaki by taking him as his own son and sponsoring him at Makerere University and thereafter helping him get a government job.

“In 2002, Kibaki got an accident, and I took over his campaigns. When we came to Central Kenya, I was referred to us Mutongoria Njamba. 98 percent of Luo’s voted for Kibaki despite what had happened in the past. The killing of Tom Mboya and the fall out between Jaramogi and Jomo Kenyatta,” he said.

Raila added that he is a friend of “Mt Kenya” and has been able to climb the Mountain.

He asked Mt Kenya region to support his presidential bid.

By Allan Otieno