President Uhuru Kenyatta has ordered the Inspector General of police to spare no one in the fight against Coronavirus virus spread.
President Uhuru gnashed some politicians who chose to publicly ignore anti-COVID-19 measures and the dusk to dawn curfew.
In his Monday evening address, the Head of the state-ordered immediate stop of selling of alcohol in eateries countrywide asking the IG to permanently withdraw operating licenses of those who will flout such orders.
Uhuru further extended for 30 more days the dusk to dawn curfew.
“As a government, we cannot hide the truth under the carpet and assume everything is okay. We should tell each other the truth, this deadly virus is real,” said the Head of state.
He further ordered all eateries to shut by 7 pm instead of the earlier 8 pm.
Uhuru further said all bars and liquor joins will remain closed until further notice.
The President further ordered the Inspector General of Police to report to the Interior Cabinet Secretary on a weekly basis on the bars and liquor joints that licenses had been permanently withdrawn.
“Some Kenyans expressed fears that the country will be under total lockdown after Covid-19 positive cases hit 17,603, this is a personal responsibility we cannot be at your home at all the time,” revealed the President.
A total of 280 people have died of the disease.
44 out of 47 counties have been affected by the Covid-19 pandemic.
President Uhuru has also ordered full adherence to the anti-COVID-19 measures warning of stringent punishment regardless of one’s social being.
He further said that with the inter-religious leaders’ council the state will soon organize a national prayer day.
Meanwhile, Education Cabinet Secretary Professor George Magoha will hold a special session to address various issues in the education sector that is currently paralyzed.