President Uhuru Kenyatta has directed the National Treasury to maximumly utilize the KSh. 2 billions recovered from corruption, and use it to support the most disadvantaged members of the society in urban areas, at this era of Covid-19 crisis.
In his address to the nation on Monday about the measures his government is taking to curb Coronavirus disease outbreak, Mr Kenyatta also applauded all leaders who taken pay cut for the purpose of channeling the funds to this crisis.
“I acknowledge all the State and Public Officers who have followed my lead and taken voluntary pay-cuts in order to support our fight against the Coronavirus”.
The President noted that the money will be used to buy face masks, medical supplies and specialised equipment as well as supporting the needy members of our society through provision of water and food items.
This is happening as the number of infections increaseas steadily, the toll standing at 158, after 16 new infections were confirmed in the past 24 hours.
And after evaluation of the hotspots of outbreak of this disease, the president also directed a cessation in all movement in and out of counties of Nairobi, Kilifi, Kwale and Mombasa for a period of 21 days.
“82% of Kenya’s reported cases of COVID-19 have been in respect of residents of the Nairobi Metropolitan Area and 14% of Kenya’s reported cases of COVID-19 have been in respect of residents of the counties of Kilifi, Kwale and Mombasa”.
The Nairobi Metropolitan Area affected includes ; part of Kiambu County up to Chania River Bridge (Thika), part of Machakos County up to Athi-River, including Katani,part of Kajiado County including Kitengela, Kiserian, Ongata Rongai and Ngong