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BY UPESI REPORTER,NAIROBI,28TH MARCH,2020-Deputy President William Ruto on Saturday urged police officers enforcing the 7pm to 5am curfew to execute their duties in a firm manner.
DP Ruto, breaking his silence on the matter, however appealed to the men and women in blue to proceed with restraint and civility.
He defended the curfew previously announced by President Uhuru Kenyatta saying it was meant to reduce movement in the country so as to stop the spread of the coronavirus (Covid-19) in its tracks.
The DP also urged Kenyans to abide by the government directive to stay home, further adding that the coronavirus crisis is a “very serious” issue.Fellow citizens,the corona pandemic is serious,VERY SERIOUS.The GoK curfew (partial lockdown) is meant to curtail movement so as to reduce spread of virus. Us All MUST comply with the terms of curfew without EXCEPTION. Law enforcers MUST act firmly but with restraint & civility.
President Kenyatta, while announcing that essential service providers will be exempted, said the curfew will continue until “further notice”.
He also stated that himself and DP Ruto had resolved to take 80% salary cuts in order to free up funds towards the fight against the novel coronavirus.
Kenya, so far, has 31 positive cases of coronavirus; two of whom are in critical condition and admitted to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) while one has since passed on.