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For the second day running, Kenyans on Twitter have continued to pile pressure on President Uhuru Kenyatta to unlock the country.

On Friday last week, President Uhuru Kenyatta ordered the cessation of all movement into and out of the capital Nairobi and four other counties following a surge in the number of Covid-19 cases.

The other affected counties include Kajiado, Machakos, Kiambu and Nakuru.

He suspended church gatherings in the affected counties too.

The president also ordered a revision of curfew hours for the five counties from 8pm-4am.

The rest of the country will continue observing the 10pm to 4am timing.

He also ordered the closure of schools and universities, with the exception of students undergoing examinations.

Bars and all liquor joints have also been shut down in the presidential directive that is set to take a toll on an industry that has been struggling to regain its footing since the start of the phased re-opening of the economy in July last year.

President Uhuru Kenyatta

Kenya is grappling with a third wave of coronavirus infections with health facilities stretched to capacities as hospital admissions increase by 52 per cent in the past 12 days.

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Using a hashtag on twitter #UnlockOurCountry that has been trending since late last night, most online users have called on President Kenyatta to suspend the stiffer measures he recently put in place to curb the spread of the disease.

“President Uhuru has NO plan during this “Red Zone” lockdown. He also doesn’t care whether you eat, have rent or even an ICU bed. If you demonstrate, you will be clobbered, teargassed & ignored. I propose that we ALL return to work. In our millions. Masked. #UnlockOurCountry” tweeted activist Jerotich Seii.

Below are some reactions from Kenyans on Twitter;

 

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