Matiang'i Cancels Cabinet Secretaries' Tours

  • Dr. Fred Matiangi, Minister of Internal Security
    A file image of Interior CS Dr. Fred Matiangi.
  • The planned inspection tours by Cabinet Secretaries have been postponed indefinitely by the National Development Implementation and Communication Cabinet Committee (NDICC) chaired by Interior CS Fred Matiang’i.

    A senior government official confirmed to Kenyans.co.ke that the tours, which were scheduled to commence on Tuesday, March 16, will not take place owing to the rising cases of the Covid-19 with the country.

    “Please note this week’s visits have been postponed until further notice due to the prevailing Corona situation.

    "You will be informed of the new dates once they’ve been confirmed," read a notification sent to the newsrooms.

    Sports CS Amina Mohammed (front center) and other officials asses Wote Stadium in Makueni County.
    Sports CS Amina Mohammed (front center) and other officials asses Wote Stadium in Makueni County.
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    In a schedule released on Monday, March 15, various CSs were scheduled to tour different parts of the country with Industrialisation CS Peter Munya set to head to Embu County while Environment CS Keriako Tobiko was to tour projects in Kajiado County.

    Tourism CS Najib Balala was set to inspect projects in Mombasa county on Thursday, March 18 with Health CS Mutahi Kagwe set to head to Kirinyaga County on Friday, March 19.

    "The objective of the visits is to assess progress of the projects and to acquaint themselves with challenges affecting the effective implementation of some of the projects with a view to recommending and implementing appropriate solutions," the Committee explained.

    Kenya is currently in the third- wave of the Covid-19 pandemic as the cases continue increasing. On Monday, March 15, the country recorded a positivity rate of 16.2 percent with was the highest in 2021.

    "We are about to start another difficult period. But having overcome the first two waves, we can also overcome this one. Let us renew our commitment to ensure we can save our loved ones," he stated.

    The President on Friday, banned  all forms of political public gatherings in the country for 30 days.

    Issuing the presidential directive on March 12, Uhuru directed the police to strictly enforce the order regardless of the social status of individuals.

    "Cognizant that the propagation of the coronavirus disease within our borders has been fuelled by political gatherings and large social gatherings, I direct that all forms of political gatherings are hereby prohibited for a period of 30 days, effective midnight on this March 12, 2021, he stated.

    President Uhuru Kenyatta speaking at State House on Friday, March 12, 2021.
    President Uhuru Kenyatta speaking at State House on Friday, March 12, 2021.
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