Uhuru urged to ban political rallies over COVID-19 4th wave

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Its time president Uhuru Kenyatta restricts political rallies in the country to avert a looming health crisis occasioned by COVID 19, 4th wave, clinical officers said .

In a media briefing in Nairobi, the union’s secretary general George Gibore said president ought to move with speed and stop politicians form endangering the lives of Kenyans by holding political rallies despite the country facing the risk of o fourth wave.

“We now urge the head of state to restrict all political gatherings.”Gibore said

Gibore complained that following the hit of fourth wave the country has started experiencing   lack of oxygen and beds in various facilities, a factor which is detrimental to the health sector.

“As it is now, our health care facilities are recording lack of capacity to admit and handle any more emergency cases across the country.” Said Gibore.

“This has been occasioned by exacerbated by the limited ICU beds in the country, insufficient oxygen supply, understaffing, inadequate and inappropriate PPES.” He added

The union blasted the government for failure to employ mechanisms to curb spreading of the virus following the fact that it was forewarned that the 4th wave was anticipated to strike in the month of July.

To avert the further crisis, the union urged the government to increase the number of people who are tested daily, address the issue of lack of Oxygen, and enhance vaccination exercise across the country.

On Wednesday, health cabinet secretary, Mutahi Kagwe warned that COVID 19 cases have started to surge exponentially, urging the country to uphold COVID 19 protocols in bid to avert looming crisis in the country.

The positivity rate on Wednesday stood at 18 percent, an increase which the clinical union point that it has at 54 percent increase compared to yester weeks