Ndindi Nyoro (PHOTO COURTESY)
Kiharu MP Ndindi Nyoro has asked President Uhuru Kenyatta to order for a total lockdown of the country over the dreaded Coronavirus pandemic.
On Sunday, Health CS Kagwe Mutahi announced that Kenya has 15 confirmed cases of the virus. This is after 8 people tested positive in the past 72 hours.
Ndindi Nyoro, an outspoken lawmaker, has now urged the President to suspend the entire public transport system and ferry services at the coast as one of the measures to curb the spread of the virus. More than 90% of Kenyans depend on public transport and suspending it means bringing the whole country to a standstill.
The MP has also demanded that the President orders all Kenyans in urban centers to work from home except medics. Currently, the government has advised employers to allow their employees to work from home. Those going to work have been urged to ensure they observe social distancing.
In order to implement the above three measures, the lawmaker has advised the President to deploy police office and Kenya Defence Forces (KDF) for implementation.
“All our security and defense instruments to be deployed for enforcement and support,” Nypro said through his official Facebook page.
He has also asked the President to release all the food in Strategic Food Reserve. He said the Ministry of Interior should co-ordinate with chiefs and their assistants to ensure the food reaches vulnerable families.
According to Nyoro, Kenyans in rural areas should be allowed to go about their normal businesses.