DP Ruto has quit his 2022 campaigns due to Covid-19 upsurge

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Summary:

  • The Depity President, the President and other political leaders have been conducting a series of political rallies.
  • The rallies have since brought together thousands of people exposing them to Covid-19 danger.
  • Covid-19 numbers have increased to scary levels in Kenya, threatening for a second deadly wave of the virus.

The Deputy President, Dr. William Ruto has cancelled all his forthcoming political rallies due to an increase in Covid-19 cases in the country.

In a statement, the DP indicated that he has postponed events that he was supposed to preside over this coming weekend.

“The upsurge in Covid19 cases strongly indicates that a second wave may be in the offing. For this reason, I have decided to significantly scale down my public engagements until further notice.” DP William Ruto

The Deputy President was scheduled to hold three meetings, one in Machakos, Kitui and Makueni. The meetings, which DP Ruto said were empowerment meetings, are now postponed until further notice.

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“The empowerment meetings for this weekend in Machakos, Kitui and Makueni are postponed.”

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The state of Covid-19 in Kenya

Kenya’s Covid-19 cases have significantly increased in the past few days signaling a second wave of danger if the Kenyan Government does not lay down strict measures.

Kenya has since recorded:

Total cases
56,601
Recovered
37,442
Deaths
1,027

The growing numbers are calling for more strict measures. We are advised to sanitize and wash our hands regularly, keep social distance and wear our masks when in public.


— DP Ruto

The upsurge in Covid19 cases strongly indicates that a second wave may be in the offing. For this reason, I have decided to significantly scale down my public engagements until further notice. The empowerment meetings for this weekend in Machakos, Kitui and Makueni are postponed.

— DP Ruto