Musalia Mudavadi urges President Uhuru to lift curfew
POLITICS | By Moses Nyamori | October 15th 2021
The Amani National Congress (ANC) leader Musalia Mudavadi wants President Uhuru Kenyatta to lift the nationwide curfew.
Mudavadi noted that the curfew,which has in place for more than a year, has battered the economy and rendered millions jobless.
He said Kenyans cannot continue bearing the hardships, and appealed to the president to fully open the economy.
He, however, said the public can continue observing other protocols provided for by the Health Ministry to curb the spread of Covid-19.
“It is clear that the economic hardships continue to bite several sectors of the economy. The transport sector, the small-scale traders’ sector, the hospitality sector among others,” said Mudavadi after chairing ANC Parliamentary Group meeting in Nairobi yesterday.
“The message coming through is that it is time the curfew is lifted. We are not saying the Covid-19 guidelines should not be observed, but clearly, we cannot continue in a situation where economic hardships continue and yet we can see the numbers in Covid-19 cases declining.”
Mudavadi also called on the public to turn out in large numbers and enlist in the ongoing mass voter registration by the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC).
“My address is to the younger generation, those ones who just got their national identity cards, because about an estimated five million are said to be out there and we need them on the voters’ register,” he said.
He said it was only by enlisting that they will decide who takes over the next government. “We want their voice and decisions to count,” he added.
Present at the PG were Kakamega Senator Cleophas Malala, MPs Ayub Savula (Lugari), Kassim Tandaza (Matuga), Oku Kaunya (Teso North), Omboko Milemba (Emuhaya), Alfred Agoi (Sabatia), Ernest Kagesi (Vihiga), Beatrice Adagala (Vihiga Woman Rep), Malulu Injendi (Malava) and Titus Khamala (Lurambi)
Others were Aseka Miradi (Khwisero), Tindi Mwale (Butere), Peter Nabulindo (Matungu) and Sakwa Bunyasi (Nambale).
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