Deputy President William Ruto has postponed his planned political gatherings over the current COVID-19 situation in the country.
In his statement, the second in command called on Kenyans to take individual responsibility and ensure the virus is kept at bay.
“The covid 19 situation in the country has escalated as stated by GoK this afternoon. My scheduled public engagements are hereby postponed until further notice. We all should take individual responsibility and adhere to guidelines issued so as to control this ravaging pandemic.” Said DP Ruto.
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The news comes hours after the government banned all political gatherings as IG Hilary Mutyambai warned politician of consequences if they disobey the orders.
Also banned is intergovernmental meetings and instead they were advised to stick to online meetings meant to curb the spread of the virus.
Politicians in the country have been blamed to be behind the rising number of cases as they traverse the country campaigning ahead of the general elections set for 2022.
Those attending the campaigns have also been put on notice by the IG who called on the police to arrest them on the spot.
Through the Ministry of Health, Kenya is set to receive 410,000 doses of AstraZeneca vaccines from UK following the recent meeting by President Uhuru Kenyatta who met investors and Prime Minister Boris Johnson.
Additional 1.7 million doses of Pfizer vaccines are expected afterwards from the US and many others through the COVAX facility.