Deputy President HE Dr William Ruto has indefinitely put on hold public gatherings effective immediately.
The deputy president cited the surging cases of Covid-19 as his reason for calling off future public gatherings.
“The upsurge in Covid-19 cases strongly indicates that a second wave may be in the offing,” wrote the Deputy President on his social media platforms.
The upsurge in Covid19 cases strongly indicates that a second wave my be in the offing.For this reason I have decided to significantly scale down my public engagements until further notice. The empowerment meetings for this weekend in machakos, kitui and makueni are postponed.
— William Samoei Ruto, PhD (@WilliamsRuto) November 3, 2020
“For this reason, I have decided to significantly scale down my public engagements until further notice,” he added.
Subsequently, the empowerment meetings that the DP had planned for the coming weekend in Ukambani have been postponed.
“The empowerment meetings for this weekend in Machakos, Kitui and Makueni are postponed,” Ruto explained.
In the recent past, there has been a huge rise in Covid-19 reported cases and deaths raising fears of a second wave. Politicians have been faulted for holding public gatherings which have been blamed for the surge of infections.
For the last few weeks, Nakuru County has experienced high Covid-19 cases compared to other counties. Residents are hoping that even the planned BBI meetings will be put on hold until the situation improves.