The political class led by the president Uhuru Kenyatta, the former prime minister Raila Odinga and the deputy president Dr William Ruto have faced Condemnation from Kenyans over the rallies they have held in disregard of the Covid-19 protocols.
Raila Odinga and Uhuru Kenyatta have been at the forefront campaigning for the Building bridges initiative whereas the deputy president Dr William Ruto his 2022 presidency.
William Ruto has travelled many areas in the country where he met huge crowds in the name of economic Empowerment. He has engaged the youths and the women societies where he gave donations.
During the launch of the BBI report, Uhuru Kenyatta condemned the deputy president for his early campaigns, he seems to have honored the plea.
On November 3rd the deputy president announced the scaling down of his public gatherings until further notice which led to the postponement of machakos, kitui and makueni empowerment meetings.
“The upsurge in Covid19 cases strongly indicates that a second wave my be in the offing.For this reason I have decided to significantly scale down my public engagements until further notice. The empowerment meetings for this weekend in machakos, kitui and makueni are postponed,” Ruto said.
Yesterday the health ministry announced that 492 tested positive from 3,728 samples tested in the last 24 hours, which rose the number to 57,093.
This came as 52 students, 6 teachers tested positive for COVID-19 at a school in Busia County.