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After President Uhuru Kenyatta announced a 30 day extension of cessation of movement in Mombasa, Nairobi and Mandera counties on June 6th, the governor of Mombasa Ali Hassan Joho, issued the following statement:
“Occasionally, a generation is called upon to make hard decisions. Mombasa faces an unusual enemy, one that is unseen and unheard. This enemy has put our elderly and vulnerable at risk.
This enemy has devastated our households, our families and our friends. With the risk of affecting so many more.
As the governor of Mombasa, I wish to communicate that I agree with the steps taken by the President H.E Uhuru Kenyatta to reopen our economy. We must exercise extreme caution in this difficult time. The national government has made a delicate balance between the economy and the infection rate.
Our protocols require us to ensure that our population is protected. To this end I wish to encourage the people of Mombasa, and affected areas in particular, to stay strong. That the worst is soon to be behind us.
Mombasa county government shall soon issue guidelines on how we shall reopen our places of worship, our county education, our entertainment spots and other areas.
I look forward to a constructive and productive meeting this coming Wednesday with H.E President Uhuru Kenyatta and his team to discuss in details measures to cushion the people of Mombasa and business against the wrath of Covid19.
We intend to reduce the disease spread as much as possible while keeping our economic activities re energized.”