President Uhuru Kenyatta statehouse nation address. PHOTO | PSCU
President Uhuru Kenyatta statehouse nation address. PHOTO | PSCU

President Uhuru Kenyatta speech on Coronavirus pandemic has locked down movement between counties. The county that is affected most is Nairobi where the larger population is according to national demographics.

The President said the additional measures will take effect with the previous measures.

" These additional measures do not in any way nullify the existing daily nationwide curfew of 7 pm-5 am, " the President stated.

 " I assure you, every shilling we save in salaries shall be used in masks, medical equipment in support of the most vulnerable members in society and all efforts needed by our nation in this war, " he stated.

" I have directed Treasury to use 2B recovered in corrupt practices to help the needy in our urban areas," he stated.

" Any cargo/food carrying vehicle shall be assigned a single driver and assistants of not more than 3 persons. Such persons must be notified in writing, to authorities, by the owner of vehicles or vessels, " he added.

" Movement of food and cargo will continue as normal throughout the containment period by road, rail or air, " he added.

" Any passenger carrying bicycles, scooters, motorcycles, vehicles, railway wagons, aircraft shall not be allowed in & out of Nairobi Metropolitan Area, Kwale, Kilifi and Mombasa, " he stated.

Nairobi Metropolitan Area defined as Nairobi City County include:

  •  Part of Kiambu up to Chania River bridge including Rironi, Ndenderu, Kiambu Town 
  • Part of Machakos up to Athi River, Katani 
  • Part of Kajiado including Kitengela, Kiserian, Ongata Rongai, Ngong Town

" This coronavirus does not care about religion, tribe or size of your wallet. Defeating it will require us to put aside our differences and stand together. Make no mistake, we are at war and we must be together to win this war, " he said.

" Our greatness will show in the sacrifices we make to protect one another. Wearing your mask and washing hands does indeed save lives, " he stated.

" I will go to any lawful length to respond to COVID-19…There is a choice we have to make: do we live as normal or fundamentally change the way we live?" he concluded.

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