OMBATI: Why Kenyans Should Not be Excited With President Uhuru Kenyatta’s Speech Today

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President Uhuru Kenyatta in on Saturday, June 6, 2020, expected to address the nation on government’s new measures in dealing with the Covid-19 situation in the country.

With the dusk to dawn curfew has been on for the past 63 days, many Kenyans have shown their excitement at some rumors that it might be put off or the hours extended.

Kenyans have made the curfew look like hell, with a majority of them taking to social media to call for ‘freedom’ today. However, these are not issues that should excite us, especially at this particular time.

Since the pandemic was first declared in the country, we have witnessed a number of far much worse things happening on our faces that we should not hold a celebration with the government.

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Over 15 people have been killed and 31 injured by police only during the pandemic time, according to the Independent Oversight Authority (IPOA). Billions of money has disappeared in questionable circumstances, in the usual nature of a corrupt notion like hours.

As a matter of fact, this is a time when Kenyans should cry, a time when they should expect far more worse persecutions than being forced to be in their homes by 7 pm.

During this time, over 5 billion has been released from the Treasury Fund to help to cushion the effects of the pandemic. County governments have been on the forefront in coming up with funny projects costing millions of shillings in the name of fighting the pandemic.

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Therefore, as you are celebrating for the curfew to be removed or lockdown, have you asked yourself what effects will you be facing after post-COVID-19? Do you know that you will be paying for the billions of money the government has misused during this time?

This is not a time for celebration.  It is a time we should prepare to toil and sweat as we suffer for the greed of a few, crooked individuals in the government system. It is a time that we should ask the government to come up with measures that are going to help us move forward financially and economically.

I echo and support the moves taken by neighboring countries Tanzania and Uganda in making good considerations for their citizens as far as the pandemic is concerned.

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While we continue to suffer in Kenya in the name of coronavirus, other counties are moving forward, working on restoring the economy and giving heir citizens sources of living.

When we will be realizing ourselves, the countries will have moved forward while we will be running to China and the World Bank for loans.


Who will save us, ooh Kenya!

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