Nakuru activist calls on President to declare lockdown


President Uhuru Kenyatta.PHOTO/PSCU.

Nakuru based Human rights defender Moses Gitonga has joined other leaders in calling for a total lockdown.

He says this is the only way to avert the continued spread of COVID-19.

Through a phone interview,Gitonga who is also the chair National Citizen Engagement Forum says Kenya should now be under total lockdown.

While faulting a section of Kenyans  for complying with the  dusk to Dawn curfew,the human rights defender says the curfew mean all other laws at that time are suspended hence Kenyans should comply.

“In actual we are calling for total lockdown in Kenya to help stop the spread of the Corona virus” he said.

He noted that the healthcare system in Kenya is overworked and with no proper preparation towards the same incase the situation worsens.

He called on Kenyans and other leaders to support total lockdown.

While noting that with total lockdown all other systems will go standstill,Gitonga has appealed to the national government to ensure proper mechanisms of rolling out food program.

He says Government should use all the statistics available from Huduma Number and the recent population census to ensure every Kenya gets food during the lockdown.

“The Government should put in place measures to ensure food program in the case of lockdown ” he said.

Besides food,Gitonga has also proposed that government gives Kshs 5,000 to each Kenyans.

He says the money should be released every week to every Kenyan.

Martin Gicinga

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