Banning Public Gatherings Due To Covid-19 Is Illegal

By Juma / Published August 19, 2021 | 9:56 am




KEY POINTS

President Uhuru Kenyatta has extended the nationwide curfew by 60 more days. At the same time, the President suspended all public gatherings due to an increase in Covid-19.


Huduma Namba

President Uhuru Kenyatta has extended the nationwide curfew by 60 more days. At the same time, the President suspended all public gatherings due to an increase in Covid-19 cases. This directive comes as Covid-19 cases continue to rise.

However, I do not know why the Son of Jomo keeps on wasting our time “banning political gatherings” when those closest to him, including his own defiant Deputy, continue to loudly break the directive. Political gatherings are all over.

It is like laws against Covid-19 are only meant for the poor to observe but not the thieves and tired politicians within and without the government. It is the poor being shot and killed for breaking the directive but not the politicians and other state officials.

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Again, what is the relationship between the curfew and the fight against Covid-19? Does it mean that the Covid-19 of Kenya sleeps during the day and wakes up at exactly 10 pm and operates to 4 am? Is the government using the curfew to fight the insecurity of Covid-19?

But here is where it gets interesting. As Uhuru extends the curfew and bans political gatherings, the Hight Court has ruled that the ban on political gatherings is illegal and unconstitutional. This comes after the Law Society of Kenya (LSK) moved to court last year to challenge the directive.

The court also issued an order restraining Inspector General of Police Hillary Mutyambai or any officer from taking directives from the said National Security Advisory Committee. Does this mean that politicians will be allowed to roam freely with political gatherings?

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But as Covid-19 continues to sweep across, do not be a fool and follow the masses. Take a personal initiative. Wear your masks and maintain some social distance.




About Juma

Juma is an enthusiastic journalist who believes that journalism has power to change the world either negatively or positively depending on how one uses it.(020) 528 0222 or Email: info@sokodirectory.com

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