213 Covid-19 cases have been recorded in the last 24 hours, with the total confirmed cases in Kenya rising to 33,016. 5 more people have succumbed to the virus, with 241 new recoveries taking the total recoveries to 19,296. Speaking during his address to the nation at State House, President Uhuru Kenyatta said “The infections are at a manageable level,” and lauded Kenyans who’ve taken up the responsibility to keep the Covid-19 infection prevention directives.
He said the levels of positivity rate countrywide have dropped from 13% in June to 8% in August, “This is very encouraging and means if we keep civic responsibility high we are able to reach 5%….for the total reopening of the economy,” he stated. However, he said this positive news isn’t a license for Kenyans to drop their guard and move away from responsibility, adding that it’s a war against an invincible enemy and the country is entering another crucial period.
The President has also ordered the DCI and EACC to conclude investigations speedily into the KEMSA funds scandal, saying they should be concluded within 21 days from today. He reiterated that no one found culpable will be spared, “I reiterate that all persons found culpable as a result of those ongoing investigations should be brought to book, notwithstanding their public office, political or for that matter social status.”