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Deputy President Ruto breaks silence on COVID-19 pandemic

Kenyan Deputy President William Ruto has broken his silence on the COVID 19 pandemic and urged everyone to observe the Governments guidelines strictly.

Speaking at his Karen residence, he said he has been in constant contact with the President as the Government devises strategies aimed at containing the spread of this deadly disease.

Ruto took the chance to issue a clarion call on Kenyans to unite and adhere to guidelines issued by the ministry of health.

Ruto says the current situation has brought its share of tribulation and heartbreak saying, “Our children are all out of school. The favourite matatu and bodaboda rider, reliable mama mboga, that dependable barber or salonist are all facing serious challenges. Our airline industry is grounded. Hotels have shut their doors. We can no longer attend places of worship as we always did. This is phenomenal. And the cause of all this is the novel coronavirus, a minute fragment of inert genetic code.”

He, therefore, emphasized on curtailing of movements saying it will completely immobilise the enemy and stop its spread.

‘This is why we urge those who can work from home to do so while those who must work in factories, offices, business spaces and such other areas to meticulously exercise social distancing. Employers should adopt a shift system that enables staff to work at different times of day, or on different days to minimise congestion in workplaces. And unless it is absolutely necessary with compelling and extraordinary reasons, we should stay at home.” Ruto said.

This is also the case for the restriction of movement into and out of Nairobi, Kwale, Kilifi and Mombasa counties where the highest incidence of Covid-19 have been reported.

In Other News – CENTRAL KENYA TO MOUNT MORE ROADBLOCKS

The government has announced new measures to heighten its earlier directives on movement bans within Nairobi Cosmopolitan and coastal counties.

Interior Permanent Secretary Karanja Kibicho announced that the government will add over 20, roadblocks within the central region to block Kenyans from dodging earlier established police roadblocks.

Kenya Roadblocks

Speaking at Chania Bridge along Thika-Murang’a highway when he inspected the implementation of the government directive by law enforcers, Kibicho announced that most of the additional police roadblocks will be mounted in Kiambu County. read more

Source – KBC

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