‘Remove curfew Mr. President’ – Senator Millicent Omanga pleads with Uhuru

By , K24 Digital
On Fri, 1 Oct, 2021 19:02 | < 1 min read
Millicent Omanga PHOTO/Courtesy

Nominated Senator Millicent Omanga has appealed to President Uhuru Kenyatta to lift dusk to dawn curfew once time elapses on the said restrictions in a few days.

A dusk to dawn curfew has been in place in the whole country and according to Omanga this is the right time for the President to open up the country.

“Remove the curfew, Mr. President,” Omanga said.

Kenyatta imposed a curfew nationally between 10: 00 p.m. and 4:00 a.m. extending the curfew for another 60 days.

The President banned all public gatherings, including political meetings, which remain suspended, while attendance at weddings and funerals is still limited to 100 people.

The Kenyan government was forced to extend existing restrictions, including its national curfew, to stem an exponential rise in Covid-19 cases.

At the time, Kenya was facing a spike in infections due to rampant mass gatherings and the increasing abandonment of barrier measures.

According to Kenyatta while announcing the extension during his past press conference, the President said the rate of positive tests for Covid-19 had exceeded 20 percent in more than a third of the country's 47 counties.

Despite protests to end the extension Kenyatta said strict measures were needed to prevent the already strained public health system from being totally overwhelmed.

Kenya has been under the curfew restrictions since the start of the pandemic in March 2020 and with less than a year to go before general elections, politicians have held rallies attracting thousands of people, despite a ban on such events.

Since the beginning of the epidemic, Kenya has recorded more than 224,000 infections and 4,378 deaths, according to official statistics realised by the Ministry of Health.