Amani National Congress party leader Musalia Mudavadi has called on President Uhuru to save the Kenyan economy by lifting curfew.
According to Musalia Mudavadi, the positivity rate of the COVID-19 infection has reduced to a manageable level, hence the need to reopen the economy.
Musalia argued that Kenyans will continue observing other COVID-19 prevention measures after lifting curfew.
“I call upon President Uhuru Kenyatta to lift the curfew that is aggravating the economic hardships faced by Kenyans under Covid-19. The prevalence rate has gone down. Kenyans should, however, continue observing Ministry of Health safety protocols,” he wrote in a tweet.
As on Thursday, October 14, the Ministry of Health a positivity rate of 2.7 per cent. This was after 179 cases of COVID-19 were found in a sample size of 6965.
There have been numerous calls from Kenyans for the government to lift the dusk to dawn curfew that has been in place since March 2020.
During a meeting with Raila Odinga, youths from Mt Kenya region beseeched Raila Odinga to intervene in calling on the government to lift the dusk to dawn curfew.
Through ODM Secretary General Edwin Sifuna, the youths also asked Raila to reduce the prices of alcoholic products.
“Young people want the cost of flour to be reduced to Ksh50… Baba young people have said because life is short they want to have a good time but the curfew has restricted them very much and they want it to be removed.
They have also told me to ask you to lower the prices of alcohol,” Edwin Sifuna said.