President Uhuru Kenyatta has stated that the Coronavirus cases have risen to 1,192 after 30 more people tested positive.
Speaking on Saturday 23 March, at the State House, the President stated that 57, 650 people had so far tested been tested with 50 of them succumbing to the virus.
“Indeed it is true as I have said before the rates of infections may indeed surge upwards or fall if we fail to comply with the protocols issued by the Ministry of Health. It is my prayer that we shall see the rate of the infection fall because Kenya because Kenyans will comply. But we must also recognize the increase if we do not do what is necessary,” he stated.
The President went on to state that the Coronavirus pandemic has left many Kenyans vulnerable, stripping them off their dignity after being unable to feed their families and pay their rent.
“That is why as a government, we have been trying to do everything we can with the resources available to see how we can support these vulnerable Kenyans. That is why every single week my administration has been dispatching a total of Ksh. 250,000,000 to vulnerable families,” he explained.
He further explained that the reason why the government has been dispatching the money to the families was that if the past families were affected by natural disasters such as floods, the government rushed to give them food aid.
However the government lost almost half of the food intended for the families to cartels and brokers.
The President also addressed the issue of re-opening of the schools after Kenyan parents raised concerns.
“We know that parents and children are concerned about what the future holds. We shall communicate in the very near future after extensive discussions that are going on with the relevant stakeholders,” he explained.
He went on to state praise Kenyans whom he described as people who never give up and always come up with new ways to handle different situations.
“The challenge has put us on a new road and we must continue to acknowledge our unknown as we find a way forward. I am comforted by the fact that Kenyans are people who know how to give a good fight. If we stay the course, we shall overcome,” he stated.