No plans for lock down, says Uhuru

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President Uhuru Kenyatta has said that his government is not intending to lock down the country over the coronavirus.

Speaking on Tuesday, Uhuru said a lock down will be the last resort after all other options fail.

He said it will be challenging for Kenyans to get food should there be a lock down.

“We do not want to lock down Kenyans in their houses because what will they eat,” the President said.

The president urged Kenyans to follow all the government directives if a lock down is to be avoided.

Also Read: Uhuru declares cessation of movement in 4 counties

“If we don’t follow the directives given by the government we shall have no option than ordering for lock down. But I know the implications of lock down and that’s why I don’t want us to follow that route” Uhuru said.

On Monday the president announced a cessation of movement in and out of Nairobi Metropolitan Area and three Coast Counties.

Kenya has confirmed 158 cases from 4,277 test carried out since the first case was announced on March 13.

Six people have died while four recovered from the virus.

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Musa Juma
Musa Juma is a political reporter focusing on regional and national politics and governance. Juma also writes on food security and sustainable development.

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