President Uhuru Kenyatta said the curfew could be lifted soon when he addressed Karatina residents on Monday afternoon while heading to Kirinyaga where Heroes’ Day celebrations will take place. This year.
The head of state was responding to a call from locals urging him to withdraw the ongoing daily curfew, almost two years after the first case of COVID-19 was reported inside.
“In the future we will look at it, I am working, and soon you will hear, I do not want to talk too soon but too early,” Uhuru said.
At the same time, Uhuru urged residents to continue following the Ministry of Health protocols, to ensure their safety from the scourge that has hurt the world, killed millions and sent savings in amnesty.
“You must also protect yourself from disease, so that when it is reopened there are no more deaths, and you are free to live as you wish,” he added.
“I’m glad to say I’m so happy, you know why?” Because, these days you go home early and multiply now, or who do you think will vote tomorrow if you don’t multiply?
In a statement on October 4, Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe said the daily curfew had been extended for an additional 30 days, due to the high level of optimism of COVID-19.
The Ministry of Health also announced that the reopening of the country depends on the number of vaccines.
Kenya expects 10 million adult immunizations by December and a total of 27 million.
A total of 4,500,179 vaccines were distributed across the country by October 16, 2021.
Of these, 3,291,192 were vaccinated while those who were fully vaccinated were 1,208,987.