President Uhuru Kenyatta’s decision to lift the cessation of movement into and out of the five Zoned counties was informed by the BBI Bill referendum, this is according to Senator Kipchumba Murkomen.
According to the Elgeyo Marakwet senator, President Uhuru had the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) process in mind when he lifted the ban on all types of movement in Nakuru, Nairobi, Kajiado, Kiambu and Machakos Counties and relaxed COVID-19 rules.
In what is seen as Murkomen launching a scathing attack on President Uhuru, the lawmaker says that the head of state does not have the interests of Kenyans in mind, but is only focused on making sure that the country goes into a BBI referendum.
“The lifting of cessation of movement and relaxation of COVID19 rules is sponsored by BBI referendum and not your [Kenyans] petitions,” says Murkomen.
Speaking during the Labour Day Celebrations at State House, President Uhuru lifted the cessation of movement in the zoned counties, insisting that his decision was based on the fact that COVID-19 caseload has gone down in the areas.
According to Ministry of Health records, Nairobi’s COVID-19 caseload in the month of April decreased by 74 percent, with the same trend seen in the other zoned areas.
Uhuru has also revised curfew hours in the zoned areas. Effective midnight Saturday, curfew will be enforced from 10 pm until 4 am in the five counties, just like the rest of the country.
In-person worship shall also resume, although the attending congregation is still capped to 1/3rd of the capacity of the place of worship.