President Uhuru Kenyatta has hinted at another national lockdown following second wave of Covid-19 cases in the country.
Speaking on Sunday November 1st during a church service at All Saints Cathedral in Nairobi where he joined thousands of worshipers in marking the 50th Anniversary of the Anglican Church of Kenya ACK, Kenyatta mentioned how the impeding lockdown is being pushed by Kenyans themselves who have ignored health measures.
He said it would have been unnecessary if members of the public had heeded to safety advice as issued by his government.
Uhuru clarified how he doesn’t like the idea of locking down the country because it has a lot of negative impact to the economy but because this is becoming inevitable, he will have to follow what his health advisers will ask him to do.
The President, moreover, took the opportunity to thank members of the Anglican Church for their strict adherence to health guidelines hence reducing further spread of the virus among them.
He pointed out the loud initiative the church had taken to make sure their membership remain safe while doing their services.
“I am actually quite impressed today 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,” Kenyatta observed.
He then hinted on how, in a few days to come, his government will be reviewing the happenings in the country.
“We’re going through that very difficult time of saying ‘now what do we do again, do we close up?’ We shall be coming back to that…not today, but soon…but when I see this, it says that we don’t have to (go into lockdown) if only people would observe (guidelines) and would be caring of their fellow citizens.” the president added.
According to the Head of State, it is not going to be possible to continue leading normal lives when all the safety measures were being broken by careless citizens.
Kenyatta reminded congregants how people have failed to take up personal responsibility when carrying on with their daily activities.
He seized the opportunity to urge the church to continue praying and holding the country together even as political temperatures continue to rise.
Uhuru further noted that, without the church, this country would be at a very unpleasing state especially due to political divisions which are deliberately created by leaders.