Just days after Maendeleo Chap Chap Party Leader Doctor Alfred Mutua suspended his Meet the People Tours, Deputy President William Ruto has followed suit.
Announcing the news on Tuesday evening, Ruto said his decision to scale down on the meetings had been informed by the imminent pending second wave of covid-19.
The DP, who has over the past few months been busy crisscrossing the country on his alleged youth and women empowerment functions said he had cancelled all the meetings till further notice.
Ruto was expected to be in Machakos, Kitui and Makueni counties this coming weekend but the same functions have been cancelled according to the DP.
“The upsurge in Covid19 cases strongly indicates that a second wave my be in the offing. For this reason, I have decided to significantly scale down my public engagements until further notice. The empowerment meetings for this weekend in machakos, kitui and makueni are postponed.” read Ruto’s tweet
The upsurge in Covid19 cases strongly indicates that a second wave my be in the offing.For this reason I have decided to significantly scale down my public engagements until further notice. The empowerment meetings for this weekend in machakos, kitui and makueni are postponed.
— William Samoei Ruto, PhD (@WilliamsRuto) November 3, 2020
This comes after Ruto, who has also been busy at his Karen home meeting delegations from different parts of the country, has been accused of pulling large crowds in his political meetings without factoring in protocols from the ministry of health.
President Uhuru is expected to issue new orders that will curb the spread of the novel coronavirus disease in a week’s time.
The country has been reporting huge numbers lately in what has been termed as the second wave of infections.
Uhuru is also expected to give his take on the full reopening of learning institutions. The Ministry of Education ordered school administrators to recall Class 4, Class 8 and Form 4 students after a long holiday prompted by the coronavirus pandemic. The reopening has so far elicited mixed reactions after some learning institutions reported coronavirus cases.
On Monday, Machakos Governor Alfred Mutua announced he had suspended his political meetings due to a surge in coronavirus cases.
“I have consulted experts on the COVID situation and they have told me things are not good and as a leader I have to exercise responsibility and that’s why I have decided to put on hold my listening tours for my 2022 as a presidential bid,” stated Mutua.