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We wanted Uhuru to tell us about food and Coronavirus, not balloons — Bodaboda operators unhappy with the President

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By Vincent Kejitan | March 24th 2020

A section of bodaboda operators in Eldoret are unhappy with President Uhuru Kenyatta saying he should do more in the fight against Coronavirus.

Speaking to KTN News on Tuesday, the operators said they were far from pleased with the Head of State after they eagerly waited for his speech on Monday only for him to talk about 4G internet.

“How will the internet put food on our table? We expected him to tell us about the reduction of food prices and how the country will move forward.


“We have suffered heavy losses and we appeal to the government to come to the aid of the local mwananchi,” said one rider.

On Monday, President Kenyatta announced the approval of Google Loon Services in Kenya to enable universal 4G data coverage in the country.

He said the approval was in line with Government’s measures to respond to the disruptions caused by the global Coronavirus pandemic that has seen many people work from home to avoid contracting the respiratory illness.

“In that regard, and to foster communication and enable Kenyans to retain and enhance remote access to the Offices and Enterprises, My Administration has granted approvals that will ensure universal 4G Data Coverage throughout Kenya,” said the President when he briefed the press at State House Nairobi.

He announced that the Kenya Civil Aviation Authority (KCAA) has signed an agreement with Google Loon that allows Loon Balloons to fly over Kenyan airspace.

During his speech, the Head of State steered clear of the virus saying Health CS Mutahi Kagwe would give an update on the Coronavirus later in the day.

As at now, there are 16 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Kenya.

Kenyans have been urged to maintain social distancing and practice high levels of hygiene by washing hands and sanitizing regularly.


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