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“I Won't Lift Curfew" Uhuru Hints, Says He Wants Population To Grow Ahead Of 2022

President Uhuru Kenyatta has hinted that he might be compelled to extend dusk to dawn curfew after his visit to the Kenya Defence Forces. Speaking during the 10th anniversary of the Kenya Defence Forces (KDF) day on Saturday, October 16, in Kahawa Garrison base in Kasarani, the Head of State joked that he might not lift the curfew after noticing an increase in newborns.

“Vile nimeona leo hapa Kahawa, inaonekana hii curfew lazima iendelee. Watoto mumejaza hapa jameni, ni wengi. Wacha hii curfew iendelee. Tunataka Kenya iendelee kukuwa namna hiyo. Mungu awabariki wote"

Translated as “From what I have witnessed here in Kahawa, it seems like curfew must stay. The number of newborns in this area has increased. Let this curfew go on as we want Kenya's population to continue growing. God bless you all," as military soldiers followed the statement with a smile.

The Commander in Chief of the Defense Forces then noted that he was pleased by the development and that he wanted the country to grow in that trajectory.

This comes after the Government has being going under pressure from Kenyans to lift the Nationwide curfew that was extended on October 4 for another 30 days which set to end on November, 4.

During his address at Kahawa Garrison, the president also celebrated KDF officers and their families as heroes of peace and development. Uhuru promised to include the gallant soldiers in the affordable housing project promising to commission a groundbreaking project before the year ends.

"We will celebrate them today and every day as heroes of peace and development because of their valour commitment to duty and sacrifice. Kenya is a nation made better, more secure, more peaceful and prosperous.

President Uhuru Kenyatta also remembered the families of KDF thanking them for their unwavering support that they have given to the troops to undertake their core mandate. “To those that have lost dear ones... I assure you that their sacrifice was not in vain," he said.

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