Written by on August 26, 2020

Residents of Kisii County have opened up ahead of the 11th presidential address on the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic in the country expected today. The residents have requested the president to opt to lift the laid restrictions. According to them, the set restrictions have highly affected their economic activities.

“We’ve really suffered amidst this period of the pandemic and we wish to urge the president to check on easing the restrictions so as to allow SMEs to grow. Bars have remained shut down for a long time and there are people who fully depended on that for their daily going, and since the closure of the business their future remains uncertain,” said a resident

They have requested President Kenyatta to lift the directive on curfew stating that the cases reported in the last few days are encouraging and therefore, the president has nothing left to keep the ban on. This comes at a time when the ministry of health has recorded a decline in the number of cases reported in the last few days.

The ministry of health has however warned that it’s not yet time to celebrate and the people should remain vigilant and make no rush in regards reopening. The ministry has requested the people to follow the guidelines issued by the ministry to help curb the spread of the virus.

President Uhuru Kenyatta is expected to address the country anytime today, Wednesday, 26 on the status of the pandemic. In his last address, the president had lifted some directives that were in force like cessation of movement to the counties of Nairobi, Mandera, Mombasa, and Kilifi.

Kenyans remain optimistic that in this address the president will open the economy. The president is expected to address the stalemate that has befallen the ministry of health and also on schools reopening.

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