The Deputy President, Dr. William Ruto, has announced that he has postponed all his forthcoming political rallies that are christened youth empowerment rallies.
The second in command in Kenya said that it concerns him now that the number of coronavirus cases is upward. He also noted that it was almost sure that the country is experiencing the second wave of the virus.
It is because of these reasons that the Tanga Tanga chief has decided to postpone the rallies. Ruto was expected to visit Makueni, Kitui, and Machakos counties to continue popularizing his hustle nation agenda.
The health cabinet secretary is on record saying that politicians should find it necessary to stop their rallies from stopping the virus’s spread. In Ruto’s empowerment rallies, a massive number of people have turned up with none of them adhering to MOH guidelines of putting on masks, social distance, and not more than 200 people gathering.
Lately, the country has recorded high numbers of COVID-19 positive cases. The number of coronavirus deaths has also gone up, with the number in ICU and HDU sky-rocketing.
Ruto’s announcement has appeared to be similar to a report made by the Machakos Governor Alfred Mutua. In a statement on 2nd November 2020, Mutua said that he had postponed his countrywide listening tour due to the upsurge in coronavirus cases.
The governor went ahead to urge other political leaders to follow his example to try and control the infection rate of the virus.
The fate of the BBI popularisation tours that are to commence soon is unknown as the cases continue to rise. Will political leaders put their ambitions aside for the better of our country?
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