The President of the Republic of Kenya, Uhuru Kenyatta addressed the nationon 6th April 2020. He went ahead to state that the numbers of COVID-19 confirmed cases had risen to 158 with 16 more confirmed cases 24 hours later from 142.
The president then explained that the worst was yet to come as numbers could still rise because of people walking in crowds and failing to heed to the government’s directives.
He however explained that the government had settled on new measures to curb the spread. As from 7pm on 6th April 2020, there would be a lockdown in Nairobi with nobody coming in or going out. This lockdown would take 21 days.
The same was the case for Mombasa, Kilifi and Kwale counties where a lockdown would commence on Wednesday 8th April 2020 as from 7pm and would also take 21 days. All this was in order to curb the virus as the number of deaths had also increased to 2 bringing the number to 6 confirmed death cases.