President Kenyatta hints at reopening of country

President Uhuru Kenyatta has said that the country cannot continue operating on a curfew and partial lock down forever.

Addressing the nation from State House,President Kenyatta said that he has instructed the health ministry to tell Kenyans that the country might be reopened soon.

It what is being interpreted as a plan by the government  to allow the resumption of normal operations within the country, President Kenyatta said that how the COVID-19 pandemic will be handled will largely depend on Kenyans.

He said that if things get worse after the reopening of the country, then everybody will be to blame.

On the issue of reopening schools,Kenyatta said that the government will soon be announcing the way forward after receiving advice from experts.

It is expected that learning in both private and public institutions will resume next month after the Education ministry extended the  April holiday due to the COVID-19 pandemic

On the issue of increased cases of COVID-19 infections  in the country the President said that the trend should worry every Kenyan.

At the same time President Kenyatta announced a Sh53.7 billion 8 point stimulus programme to boost the economy.

In the programme the government intends to inject more money into the economy by hiring more teachers,purchase of hospital beds from local manufacturers among other things

Ambole Okata
Author: Ambole Okata

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