President Uhuru Kenyatta has held the Covid-19 State Address that was much anticipated. He lauded Kenyans for their efforts towards the containment of the pandemic.
Kenyatta said that the government’s belief in Science and Statistics had contributed to the implementation of measures that had greatly contributed to the decline of the spread of the Coronavirus in the country last year.
Unfortunately, the Covid-19 growth rate had spiked from the beginning of the year as more Western countries reported the emergence of new stronger mutations.
As a result, the President urged Kenyans to continue with the Protocols in place. He banned public gatherings of any kind be it political or other. He urged the Police to use their mandate to enforce the law as stipulated.
Kenyatta also directed that funerals be held within 72 hours with a capped maximum of 100 attendees. In consultation with the InterFaith council, the president said that churches should ensure that only one third of the maximum capacity be accommodated for service.
The president urged Kenyans to take personal responsibility, reminding people to wear masks, wash their hands and keep social distance.