HERE IS A SUMMARY OF THE SPEECH BY KENYA’S DEPUTY PRESIDENT WILLIAM SAMOEI RUTO ON 09/04/2020

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FARMERS

“Farmers should come out strongly and take advantage of the good rains that we are experiencing and grow as much food as possible…”

RELIGIONS

“I call on the Christian community to lift up our nation in prayer this Easter period and I equally ask Kenyans of all faiths to commend our nation to God’s unfailing mercy and grace for us to overcome this pandemic…” – William Ruto, Deputy President

PRIVATE SECTORS

“I wish to appeal to the private sector to be compassionate and make adjustments to safeguard jobs and to endeavor not to lay off staff..”

GOVERNMENT EFFORT

We are also scaling up oxygen supplies for all 94 hospitals that were identified for use of patients who may need supplementary oxygen…”

“We are working with WHO and Africa Center for Disease Control on the approval of rapid diagnostic kits to scale up our testing…”

The government is working with KEMSA to stock-pile medical supplies necessary for management of COVID-19 cases… the public service commission is undertaking recruitment of additional health personnel including 1000 doctors…” – William Ruto, Deputy President

ADVICE TO KENYANS

DP Ruto advises Kenyans not to underestimate the “deadly” & destructive Covid-19, urges all to comply with gov’t directives to tame the pandemic.

“Every Kenyan should go an extra mile and ensure their family and friends adhere to the safety measures… let us be our brother’s keeper…”He said

Our current situation has brought us its share of tribulation and heartbreaks, but what a better time for us to consider our blessed hope in our almighty God for the assured victory ahead…”

“Defeating this virus does not require a nuclear bomb or a mighty army, but simple hygiene…” -William Ruto, Deputy President

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