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Kenyans are in high anticipation of the 12th address from President Uhuru Kenyatta set to happen on Monday, September 28, but is it a lucky one?
Fingers are crossed on whether President Uhuru will relax the pre-existing restrictions amid indication that the country has suppressed the rate of the new COVID-19 infections in recent weeks.
Addressing the nation on the 11th meeting, President Uhuru gave a hint of a total reopening of the economy and the country at large.
“If we keep our civic responsibility high we have a chance of achieving the 5% positive rate recommended by the World Health Organisation, a total reopening of our economy and country,” said Uhuru.
Millions of people have been hit hard ever since the advent of the COVID-19 pandemic, with almost over 5 million Kenyans rendered jobless, closure of learning institution, and a huge negative effect on the country’s economy.
Among the measures that the government has instilled were the closure of bars, the 9 pm to 4 am curfew, and a restriction to matatu sector to carry half the capacity of vehicles.
One of the things Kenyans expect is to see whether President Uhuru will communicate on the dates of schools reopening. Before making the address, Uhuru will first have a virtual meeting with all the 47 governors.
The county bosses are supposed to update the first in command on the status of all the devolved units in case of a total reopening.