Kisumu Governor Peter Anyang’ Nyong’o is on most occasions in a jovial mood, as was the case when he addressed Members of the Press on the situation of COVID-19 pandemic in the Lakeside County, on Thursday afternoon.
Accompanied by Kisumu County Commissioner Josephine Ouko, the first term County Chief took a few seconds to advice beer takers on how to beat the daily curfew, which starts at 11PM and runs through to 4AM.
During his address to the Nation on Monday, President Uhuru Kenyatta maintained the curfew, but shifted the hours from the initial 9PM to 4AM, to 11PM to 4AM.
He also opened bars and restaurants, which must close by 10PM. And here is where Governor Nyong’o came in with unsolicited advice to partakers of beer across the County, and Country for that matter.
“Sasa wewe usifike 9.30 uanze kusema kwamba wewe kunywa hii, kunywa hii, kunywa hii. Wacha hapo. Tumalize mambo ya baa karibu 9.30 hivi ili watu wafike nyumbani bila wasi wasi (Let it no reach 9.30PM and you start saying take this, take this, take this. Leave it there. Let us be out of bars by 9.30PM so that people can reach home without trouble,” said the Governor while deviating from his written speech.
He went ahead to state that the disease is still with us, reminding Kisumu residents and Kenyans at large that we are not yet out of the woods. Turning to COVID-19 numbers in Kisumu, Nyong’o said that the cases in the County are fast moving towards the 500 mark.
Kisumu County Commissioner Josephine Ouko. Photo/Facebook
“Latest statistics from the Ministry of Health show that to date, a total of 495 COVID-19 cases have been confirmed across Kisumu County. We have so far recorded 8 deaths.”
He added that 431 of the cases, which is equivalent to 87.1% are from community transmissions. “Some 114 cases are currently under Home Based Care, while some 292 cases have been discharged after recoveries,” said Nyong’o.
He said that in order to sustain the fight against spread of the virus, feasting at funerals remain banned, bodies in transit from elsewhere must not stop over in Kisumu, disco matanga remain banned and all bodies must be buried within 48 hours, among a host of other regulations.
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