Former Presidential Aspirant Peter Kenneth has called on President Uhuru Kenyatta to enforce a four weeks lockdown of the country, in order to stop the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19).
Put Kenya on lockdown to tame COVID-19 – Peter Kenneth to Uhuru
You cannot grow an economy when the population is sick - PK
In a statement, Kenneth said the move will ensure little economic impact on the country as well as the safety of Kenyans.
“Lockdown is not an option. It is a must if we have to save the population in our country. It must be our priority now,” said Kenneth, adding that; “From what I have seen, we can only control this disease by total suppression. If we do not suppress it by confining each person to their households, we will not be able to fight this virus.”
The former Gatanga MP noted that the measure will help deal with cases such as those of people who have refused to adhere to self-quarantine and keeping the recommended social distancing advisories given by government.
"We have seen how people we expect to be responsible, like the deputy governor of Kilifi and some members of the clergy behaving very irresponsibly, refusing to take self-quarantine and not social distancing," he said.
Mr Kenneth also called on government to put in place emergency measures to ensure the vulnerable, those who live from hand to mouth and workers on casual labour, are provided for with basic necessities, during the lockdown.
“You cannot grow an economy when the population is sick, when the population is dying an immediate measure to feed the population must be taken into consideration,” insisted Peter Kenneth.
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