President Uhuru Kenyatta’s extra-ordinary meeting with governors to review the rising number of COVID-19 infections in the country has been rescheduled to Monday, July 27.
The decision to move forward the date of the high profile meeting was met after the Council of Governors requested so.
Uhuru will be meeting with the National and County Governments Co-ordinating Summit to discuss on the worsening COVID-19 situation in the country./
“The Session has been convened following a surge of COVID-19 infections across our Nation; with the disease having now manifested in 44 of our 47 counties,” read a statement from State House Spokesperson Kanze Dena.
- Assess the Counties’ state preparedness within the wider national response to the novel coronavirus pandemic and evaluate Kenya’s overall national response and capacity;
- Review the efficacy of the containment measures in place and review the impact of the phased easing of the restrictions that were in place; and
- Consider the evolution of the disease and the medical models on how COVID19 may propagate within our Country over the months of August and September 2020.
As at 21th July, Kenya has recorded 14,168 confirmed coronavirus cases. 6,258 people have recovered from the virus, with another 250 succumbing to COVID-19.
The National and County Government Coordinating Summit is the apex body for intergovernmental relations that provides a forum for consultation, cooperation, and considering matters of national interest by both levels of Government.