Kenyans have been saved from lockdown as President Uhuru Kenyatta broadened the current Containment measures with negligible modifications in the midst of expanding Covid-19 cases from his speech yesterday.
“Lockdown will not help. The government cannot have a policeman at every street and every home to enforce the rules. We need, as citizens, to hold ourselves and one another accountable,” he said.“If someone enters your shop with no mask you must insist that they wear one. If you enter a restaurant and the waiter has not complied with the health protocols, walk away and take your business to another restaurant.”
The president in his location yesterday, while stretching out the 9pm to 4am time limitation for an additional 30 days, decreased the end time for diners and eateries to 7pm for 30 days.
On his July 6 location where he lifted the lockdown request for Nairobi, Mombasa, and Mandera, he had expanded the time limitation for 30 days and permitted the opening of diners.
This permitted the offer of liquor, which the president yesterday accused as a chief operator in the spread of the infection.
In the new measures, President Kenyatta banned offer of liquor in all diners and cafés and expanded inconclusively the conclusion of bars, giving a harsh admonition went with mandates to the Inspector General of Police.
“The Inspector General of Police will cause withdrawal of all licenses for bars working in penetrate and the withdrawal will be changeless. The Inspector General will record week after week returns of all licenses pulled back to Cabinet Secretary Ministry of Interior,” he said.
The IG was likewise coordinated to guarantee cops save no government official or individual, paying little heed to their societal position, who spurns the check in time hours or the conventions gave by the Ministry of Health.
This mandate is in light of instances of lawmakers and government authorities continuing on ahead in negligence of the limitations gave by the service.
An occurrence including Nairobi Senator Johnson Sakaja, who was fined Sh15,000 for being found in a bar after 10 pm, is one of the cases including a prominent figure.
Sakaja, who was the Senate Ad Hoc Committee on Covid-19, later left the position.
“The principles are for us all and rank or status doesn’t absolve anybody,” said the president.
With 17,975 affirmed cases, larger part of which have been recorded after the July 6 location, Kenyans were anticipating progressively tough measures.
The president anyway said lockdown would not be useful even as he recognized that over the most recent 21 days, there has been a flood in numbers.