Elgeyo Marakwet Senator Kipchumba Murkomen has blasted Kenyans jubilating that the recent relaxation of Covid-19 measures is a result of Kenyans’ cry and petitions to President Uhuru Kenyatta.
In his Labour Day address at State House Nairobi, President Kenyatta lifted the ban on movement into and out of the disease infested counties of Nairobi, Kiambu, Kajiado, Machakos and Nakuru on the advice of the national security council.
“With regards to the zoned areas comprising of the counties of Nairobi, Kiambu, Kajiado, Machakos and Nakuru it is directed that the cessation of movement into and out of the zoned areas be and is here by lifted,” President Kenyatta said in his speech.
Murkomen however argues that the opening of the five counties and the revision of curfew hours is all but a political move.
“The lifting of cessation of movement and relaxation of COVID-19 rules is sponsored BBI referendum and not your petitions,” the former Senate Majority leader said in a tweet.
The Senator’s tweet attracted mixed reactions with some Kenyans branding him a cry baby after falling off from government.
Rapper Khaligraph Jones came out to claim credit for the easing of measures, saying their recent meeting with Deputy President William Ruto, they pleaded with the second in command to relax COVID-19 measures to salvage the entertainment industry, has borne fruit.
“After my meeting with the government last week, I am very sure you can now see the results. It is not exactly what we had really hoped for but at least it’s a start. Now thank me on the comment section and respect the OG,” the rapper posted on Instagram.