Raila’s appeal to Kenyans

By Vincent Kejitan | Saturday, Apr 4th 2020 at 12:17
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ODM party leader Raila Odinga has appealed to Kenyans to aid the government in fighting Coronavirus.

Odinga called on members of the public to tell their friends and family to protect themselves from the virus.

“Let each of us make daily phone calls, have video chats, send emails and text messages to friends, family and acquaintances including chamaa members, prayer group members…

“Let us follow up daily to find out if they are managing to comply or they have challenges. Do not struggle with strangers,” said Odinga.

The former Prime Minister also urged the youth to use technology to encourage each other to stay safe and to maintain social distancing.

“If we don’t take personal control now, there will be no control to take later.

“You remain in my thoughts and prayers,” said Odinga.

The Ministry of Health on Friday announced that 12 more people had tested positive for Coronavirus in Kenya bringing the total number to 122.

A six-year-old kid also succumbed to the virus at KNH but Health CAS Dr Mercy Mwangangi said the boy had other pre-existing conditions.

Acting Health Director-General Dr Patrick Amoth said the necessary measures to disinfect the premise had been taken and all those who are believed to have been in contact with the boy have been asked to self-quarantine.

Elsewhere, Nakuru Governor Lee Kinyanjui asked President Uhuru Kenyatta to declare a total lockdown.

He said the partial curfew might not work since local transmissions are on the rise.

The governor lamented a case in Nakuru where a patient is believed to have travelled from Mombasa using public means.

“Nakuru County has two confirmed #COVID-19 cases. The two patients, a lady aged 28 and a 39-year old man are in stable condition.

“We ask the President, H.E Uhuru Kenyatta to enforce a total lockdown instead of the partial curfew,” he said.

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