Deputy President William Ruto has reacted to President Uhuru’s announcement of banning all the political gatherings across the country.
The second in command on Friday March 12, 2021 declared that he will suspend all his public engagements barely hours after President Uhuru’s announcement of banning all political gatherings.
DP Ruto was speaking at Funyula Stadium, Busia County where he held an empowerment forum for more than 3,000 Boda Bodas drawn from 54 groups from all the four Wards in Funyula Constituency.
“The Covid-19 infection rates have become a serious source of concern making it necessary for Government of Kenya to take remedial measures to manage and contain the pandemic.
“With the President’s announcement of containment measures I forthwith suspend all public engagement until further notice,” Ruto said.
This comes after the head of state had made announcement stopping all political and large social gatherings for a period of one month and directed the police to strictly enforce the order regardless of the social status of individuals.
“Cognizant that the propagation of the corona virus disease within our borders has been fueled by political gatherings and large social gatherings, I direct that all forms of political gatherings are hereby prohibited for a period of 30 days, effective midnight on this March 12, 2021.
“Whoever breaks the directive to not hold political rallies, including myself, will be dealt with according to the law,” Uhuru stated.