The National wide curfew has been extended by a further 30 days and will start at 9 pm and end at 4 am according to President Uhuru Kenyatta.
In the most awaited Presidential address as Kenyans stood divided on whether the curfew should be lifted or not, President Uhuru has noted that the lifting of the set measures is a fight against two rights.
The newly announced curfew will take effect on the 7th of June at 4 am to enable Kenyans full day working schedule that will be expected to boost the economy according to President Uhuru Kenyatta.
The President has deeply cited the country’s inability to handle a crisis saying the country cannot afford to have the healthcare sector congested.
“We must accept that we are not dealing with a right or wrong opinion we are caught in between two rights. Those who want to open the economy are right and those opposed to opening the economy are also right,” he said.
“We must speak truthfully to each other. The rate of infection in Kenya would have been very high had we not taken the measures we took.”
President Uhuru has said that if the measures are relaxed by 60 percent then the country is projected to have 450,000 infections and 40,000 deaths by October 2020. Health facility congestion overwhelmed surveillance systems are some of the hindrances President Uhuru has blamed for the decision to retain the set measures to help fight COVID-19 spread.
According to President Uhuru, some counties have the capacity of as low as 10 bed such as Siaya which already has admitted 9 patients while Busia county has a capacity of 34 beds and was registered full two days ago.