Kenya has put up measures to caution its citizens from being hard hit by corona virus economic shock. Measures announced by President Uhuru Kenyatta include reduction of tax for people earning below 24 thousand, night curfew starting from Friday between 7pm -5am, no listing of citizens in the CRB from April for defaulting loan payment, and more money to hire health workers.
The president also announced that the first citizen to test positive for the virus had recovered, though 3 more had tested positive. The executive also took a pay cut to be able to channel those monies into the fight against corona virus.
The government has stuck with its decision to not allow large gatherings and to continue staying indoors instead of loitering in the streets.
Kenya has 28 confirmed cases, with the government and civilians putting efforts to ensure those who had traveled out of the country adhere to self quarantine.
Health CS Mutahi Kagwe had said that those who refused to self quarantine and instead go on endangering people’s lives would be dealt with the full force of the law.