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Kenya Private Sector Alliance (KEPSA) asks the government to increase curfew hours

Kenya Private Sector Alliance (KEPSA) is asking the government to add measures such as starting the curfew from 9 pm to 4 am to help in the containment of the spread of COVID-19. 

 “The private sector also wishes to state categorically and without hesitation its support for the ongoing vaccination campaign. We must not only vaccinate our people; we must also intensify this campaign to ensure all Kenyans who want to be vaccinated are vaccinated by July 31 2021,” read a statement from KEPSA CEO Carole Karuga.

The alliance urged the government to put in place the measure for the next 3 weeks to curb the third wave of the pandemic.

Additionally, KEPSA also wants all social gatherings including Easter and Idd holidays to be held indoors and celebrations restricted to small groups.

Furthermore, KEPSA has asked the government to start a countrywide vaccine roll-out. 

“This move will increase public confidence and increase vaccine uptake. Private sector leaders above 50-years are ready to get vaccinated publicly to create more awareness on vaccination,” read the statement.

Currently, Kenya is on the third wave of the COVID-19 pandemic that has seen the numbers of the infected increase.

By JN Wamanji

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