Kihika on Monday joined other leaders allied to Deputy President William Ruto to call upon President Uhuru Kenyatta to come up with a way of economically cushioning Kenyans from these counties, saying that the measure is seriously affecting them.
She said that she is among those now having to help the affected people, but noted that calls and text messages from her people who need help from her and her office have become overwhelming.
“Inasmuch as we respect the advice given to him (Uhuru) by health experts, these measures will adversely affect the livelihoods of millions of people. We are overwhelmed by calls and text messages from people asking for food, rent or other basic needs,” she said in Nairobi, reports The Standard.
She was flanked by MPs John Kiarie of Dagoretti South and Kikuyu's Kimani Ichung'wah.
Kihika added that it is the responsibility of Uhuru and his government to ensure that his subjects are leading comfortable lives and now wants a special fund introduced to save them.
Kiarie suggested that the government also comes to the did of people whose businesses have been affected by the cessation of movement order.
“It is with this in mind that we propose a robust programme to support businesses affected by the pandemic in lockdowns," he said.
Their calls come at a time when the nation is dealing with the third wave of the pandemic, with the government accusing Kenyans of lowering their guard, hence the increase in number of new infections.
The government has also kicked off the vaccination process, urging Kenyans to get the jab, with leaders and top state officials leading the way in getting vaccinated as a way of motivating the citizens.
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