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Kenyans expectations ahead of Uhuru’s state address

By Fay Ngina | July 6th 2020

Kenyans all over the country are anxiously waiting to hear what President Uhuru Kenyatta will say ahead of the presidential address on Monday, July 6.

With the COVID-19 pandemic crippling the country's economy, most Kenyans are waiting to see if the president will uphold the measures put in place by the government to curb the spread of the disease or not. 

The debate that has most Kenyans talking on social media is whether the government will extend the lockdown or allow Kenyans to resume their regular schedules.

The increase in the rise of coronavirus cases in the last few days shows that the COVID-19 pandemic in the country is almost at its peak if we are not yet there. 

A section of Kenyans took to Twitter today to address their expectations on the measures put in place to curb the spread of COVID-19. 

Former presidential candidate Mwalimu Dida said: Today President Uhuru Kenyatta has two tough choices, to let Kenyans die of hunger, increased crime, low business, and unemployment, or to let them die of COVID 19. In both scenarios, the results are unpleasant. I would advise him to lift curfew. Travel ban can continue.

Abdullahi Amhed: Really it is a dilemma situation. He should choose the one that is beneficiary for Kenyans come what may. Covid-19 could be living with us and could be like the common cold. Don't kill our hope Mr president. We're really optimistic!

Peter Kariuki: If president Uhuru Kenyatta opens the economy, the rate of infections will rise rapidly and he will close the country not so long. Let's wait for the curve to flatten so that we don't regret like some countries have done.

Abuga Makori: Those simplistic minds advocating for further imposition of restrictions shame on you. #PresidentUhuruKenyatta must factor in jobs lost, people dying of hunger and global re-opening of economies. Let us take care of ourselves. We can't lock Nairobi forever. We must re-open.

Chela Shantel: President Uhuru Kenyatta should know the fact that the virus is endemic, we should learn to live with it Mr. President should consider gradual re-opening of the economy.

What are your expectations ahead of President Uhuru's address?


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