Varied reactions after President Uhuru’s directive to reopen Nairobi, Mombasa and Mandera

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Varied reactions after President Uhuru’s directive to reopen Nairobi, Mombasa and Mandera

President Uhuru Kenyatta has announced the lifting of cessation of movement in and out of the counties.

The Head of State announced that the government had lifted the cessation of movement into and out of Nairobi effective 4.00 am, July 7.

The President noted that the nation was now at more risk that before as the counties will be reopened, a statement that has not augured well with sections of the country.

While economists will welcome the news as the transport industry has been adversely affected by the cessation directive, other were quick to point at the government leaving the citizens ‘on themselves.

The following are how Kenyans reacted on social media platforms:

The President did however issue a caveat indicating that the government would evaluate the numbers and act in line with that after 21 days.

“Should the situation deteriorate and pose a challenge to our health infrastructure, it shall be ‘clawed back’.  In the next 21 days, we shall study patterns of interactions and the spread of the disease.  Any trends that signal a worsening of the pandemic, we will have no choice but to return to the lock-down at zero-option.”