What is going to happen on June 6, 2020? Why are so many Kenyans talking about the day? (Which is this Saturday by the way). Is something special going to happen on this day?
Almost every Kenyan is talking about June 6, 2020, with so much confidence. Even those who owe money, have put all their hopes on this day, you might think State House will be dishing out free money.
President Uhuru Kenyatta is expected to issue a directive on this day. Many are expecting him to “open up the economy” by lifting the curfew as well as canceling all the cessation of movement orders.
This is not the first time Uhuru Kenyatta is going to speak. He has always been speaking. He even spoke during Madaraka Day just the other day.
During his previous sermons, not very many people were impressed because sometimes the Son of Jomo knows how to disappoint.
The President has already hinted on the possibility to “open up the economy” even as Covid-19 cases continue to rise. It is actually ironic that we shut down the economy when we had three confirmed cases and now we want to “open it up” with more than 2,000 cases.
Here are some of the questions that Kenyans expect President Uhuru Kenyatta to talk about:
Is the president going to lift the curfew?
Is the president going to lift all the cessation of movement orders?
Is the president going to open the airspace so that planes full of passengers would land and leave at will?
Is the president going to open border with the neighbors so that people from Tanzania can cross over on foot through Namanga?
What about the businesses that have already died? What is in store for them? How is “opening up the economy” going to help them if they are already dead? What is it that the government will do to bring them back to life?
What of the millions who have lost their jobs? Are they going to get them back on June 6, 2020? No. What plans are in place to cushion them?
Let us wait for the 6th.