- Uhuru’s statement comes after ANC Leader Musalia Mudavadi and Senator Kichumba Murkomen challenged urged him to lift the nationwide curfew.
- The president was speaking during the 10th anniversary of the Kenya Defence Forces Day at the Kahawa Garrison.
“Wacha curfew iendelee bwana,” is what President Uhuru Kenyatta said on Saturday, after observing that the Kahawa Garrison had many children.
Speaking at the 10th Anniversary of the Kenya Defence Forces (KDF) Day, President Uhuru alluded that the reason for many children at the barracks was because of the country-wide dusk-to-dawn curfew he imposed to curb the spread of Coronavirus.
“Wacha hii curfew iendelee bwana…Vile nimeona hapa inaonekana hii curfew lazima iendelee, watoto mumejaza hapa wengi….Tunataka Kenya iendelee kukuwa namna hiyo,” he said amidst laughter.
During the event, Uhuru who is also the Commander-In-Chief of the KDF laid a wreath at the Heroes and Heroines Monument, followed by an inspection of a Guard of Honour mounted by the 7th Battalion Kenya Rifles.
Thereafter, he opened a Communication and Information System Maintenance and Innovation Centre, a Level IV 150-bed capacity Nairobi Regional Hospital, as well as a Level III Armoured Personnel Carrier Repair Workshop.
The level IV hospital is part of the government’s efforts to foster the welfare of the KDF that has seen the establishment of other regional health facilities in Isiolo and Eldoret to offer quality health services to soldiers and their dependents.
He lauded KDF for contributing to global peace stability and sustainable development while deployed in various capacities in internal and regional assignments, both in UN and AMISOM.
“These three words; duty, courage and honour describe those uniformed men and women who serve this nation, who do their duty exemplary, and perform their roles with impeccable honour.”
Uhuru further thanked the families of KDF soldiers for their unwavering support that they have given to the troops as they continue to undertake their core and tough mandate in ensuring Kenya’s territorial integrity and sovereignty as well as maintenance of regional and international peace and security.