Narok Senator, Ledama Ole Kina flaunts President Uhuru Kenyatta over his announcement on new curfew rules.
President Uhuru had earlier held a press conference to announce a new set of curfew regulations that will help curb the spread of coronavirus.
In the press, the president announced the extension of the daily dusk-to-dawn curfew up to Friday, March 12. The curfew will continue to run from 10.00 pm to 4.00 am across the country.
The President further announced a 60-day ban on all gatherings with much stress on political meetings that may act as super-spreader events for Covid-19.
The outspoken Narok Senator Ledama once again came out criticizing the president for extending the curfew and opening schools a few days after he had allegedly increased taxes. In a tweet on his official handle, Senator Ole Kina questioned Mr Prseident’s decision citing that parents won’t be able to afford school fees in such circumstances.
Parents can’t afford school fees
“You extend curfew hours? increased taxes, opened schools and you expect parents to afford? What the hell are you smoking?” Ledama’s tweet read.
It’s just a week since a report on purported tax increase made waves in Kenya with netizens reacting to it differently. In the report by Daily Nation Newspaper, there would be a 30% tax increase to everyone earning above Kshs. 32,333.
On school reopening, CS George Magoha had confirmed that there was no change of plans and that schools shall reopen on the Monday, 4th of January 2021.
Speaking at Mjini Primary School in Murang’a County during an inspection tour, CS George Magoha said the Government is keen on re-opening learning institutions and that teachers are expected to be innovative to ensure there is social distancing. He also said that schools with congested classes will have to take their classes from outside classes even if it is under the trees to reduce chances of interactions between pupils and students.