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"Msitufungie Tena Jameni" Uhuru Tells The US, UK And EU As He Condemns Travel Bans Due To Omicron

In the aftermath of the European Union, the United Kingdom and United States of America imposing travel restrictions against South Africa and its neighbours over the new coronavirus variant called Omicron, President Uhuru Kenyatta has come out to condemn the move as he appeals for a better handling of the issue.

Speaking from the Kenyan National Assembly Chambers as he delivered the State of the Nation Address in the afternoon of today on November 30th, President Uhuru Kenyatta expressed his disappointment over these restrictions which he termed unnecessary moves that will only exacerbate the COVID-19 induced economic chaos.

On this issue, a passionately speaking President Uhuru Kenyatta had started by highlighting the positive changes and progress that Kenya has made as it recovers from this pandemic before touching on how an attempt to take us back to lockdowns will worsen the situation.

To the the aforementioned countries, the President said that "COVID-19 will not be defeated by locking down and shutting doors to other parts of the world that you deem problematic.

No one will be safe from COVID-19 untill we are all safe. Please leave the doors open. We've registered good progress and let's keep doing business. Msitufungie tena jameni."

His concern comes after the US President Joe Biden terming or rather classifying the variant as a "variant of concern" because of its higher re-infection risk.

The President also used his address to hail the progress that the Jubilee administration has recorded in this country when it comes to economic or rather GDP development.

That for instance, Kenya's GDP was at 4.75 trillion shillings as at 2013 placing it at position 12 on the ranking of Africa's wealthiest nations but today the country is at position 6 with a GDP of 11 trillion shillings.

That his eight years in office doubled what was registered by the four administrations that preceded him and which ran for 123 years (including the years of the colonialist).

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