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Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta at the eighth presidential address on the coronavirus pandemic, state house, Nairobi

Kenya moved with speed to put in place measures to contain the spread of the Coronavirus since it was first reported in the country on the 12th of March.

On the 27th March, 2020 the president announced a nationwide dusk-to-dawn curfew. Then on the 5th of April, 2020 he augmented it by announcing the Cessation of Movement into and out of a number of areas. Later on, more measures were announced to contain the havoc visited upon us by the COVID-19 pandemic.

The latest state of the Nation Address by Kenya’s president Uhuru Kenyatta has seen the country extend some of the measures by a furher 30 days.

“Given this trajectory, and the fact that this crisis requires a long term strategy, I took time to reflect on “…What must be Done”. If we lift the cessation of movement ban, how will this help us fight the Pandemic? And …