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President Kenyatta's one Condition to Officially Reopen the Economy

Kenyabriefs 06/25/2020

Reopening the Kenyan economy is something Kenyans have waited since living conditions of citizens are deteriorating day in day out with the increased sinking of the economy.

It will be officially opened but this will be only under one condition.

President Uhuru Kenyatta affirmed this today in his virtual meeting with the governors in Nairobi.

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President Kenyatta told Governors that the decision to re-open the country's economy will be informed by the level of preparedness by the devolved units to respond to Covid-19 infections.

The President said the decision will largely be determined by the counties capacity to effectively respond to new cases of Covid-19 in their counties.

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"County readiness to respond to new imported cases of infection will largely determine our national readiness to re-open the country as a whole.

He added that if the necessary thresholds are met by all the 47 counties, then the economy shall be wholly opened.

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This summit was also attended by Deputy President Dr William Ruto and representatives of religious and business sectors.

During the meeting, Kakamega Governor Wycliffe Oparanya who is also the current Chairperson of the Council of Governors presented a report to the President.

In his report, Governor Oparanya said Counties had attained a total of 6,898 isolation beds against the national target of 30,500 units.

He said, 12 counties had met the 300 per county isolation beds threshold while 34 devolved units were on course to meet the target within the month.

On human resources, Governor Oparanya reported that a total of 16,914 health personnel had been trained on Covid-19 management among them 59,449 community health volunteers.

Speaking on behalf of the 47 County Governments, the Kakamega Governor said 36 counties have a cumulative sum of 343 ICU beds while 28 counties have a total of 337 ventilators.

In this regard, the only determinant in reopening of the economy is the counties' level of preparedness to curb this virus in case the number of reported cases will continue rising.

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Top Comments
GUEST_ebo5n7M6w · 06/25/2020
we need to travel period
ChheanChour · 06/25/2020
People need to travel. Life cannot be still stayed and locked. Country and economy need to be reopen but under measure control of MOH. We need to go for work to feed life. Thanks.

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