State Home now out of bounds in bid to curb virus transmission

State Home now out of bounds in bid to curb virus transmission


By JUSTUS WANGA

State Home is nearly out of bounds for workers as President Uhuru Kenyatta strikes to curb the transmission of Covid-19, which has seen at the least 4 of his handlers hospitalised.

Mr Kenyatta has reportedly not set foot within the Home on the Hill for a while now and is as an alternative working the nation from his house and Harambee Home workplaces.

On the identical time, he has suspended bodily engagements as his handlers additionally implement a restricted entry coverage with most briefings being completed through Skype with solely important ones like intelligence briefs occurring bodily however beneath a managed setting.

“Motion out and in of State Home has been restricted,” Mr Kenyatta’s spokesperson Kanze Dena stated Saturday.

RANDOM CALLS

“He has been making random calls when he needs to seek the advice of on a problem or meet up with pals,” a detailed good friend of the Head of State stated.

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And all of the employees at Harambee Home need to be examined periodically to maintain the President from hazard of contracting the virus.

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Even because the President continued to host a restricted variety of company at State Home, every was required to bear assessments preceded by intense screening.

Ms Dena stated the employees who examined constructive are all recuperating however nonetheless in hospital.

“We have now employees working from house and a few from varied authorities workplaces and on the State Home as properly.

VIRTUAL MEETINGS

“The President is holding conferences nearly in addition to from his workplace at Harambee Home. The 4 employees are on the Kenyatta College Instructing, Referral and Analysis Hospital and are faring on properly,” she stated.

To decongest the President’s official residence, many of the important employees are working from various authorities workplaces unfold throughout Group, such because the NHIF and NSSF buildings.

Older employees at Mr Kenyatta’s workplace, as is the case with different civil servants, are working from house.

President Kenyatta, out of the necessity to defend the susceptible segments of the workforce and curb the unfold of the virus, in March requested these 58 years and above to earn a living from home.

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WORK FROM HOME

“I hereby order and direct that each one State and public officers with pre-existing medical situations and/or aged 58 years and above, serving in Job Group S and beneath or their equivalents, take depart or forthwith earn a living from home,” he stated.

Kenya has obtained reward each from inside and outdoors for its dealing with of the pandemic at a time a few of its neighbours have been criticised for adopting a care-free method to it, ultimately endangering the lives of the plenty.

When he teamed up with Jubilee members of the Nationwide Meeting final Monday on the Kenyatta Worldwide Conference for a parliamentary group assembly that noticed Mr Aden Duale changed by Mr Amos Kimunya as Majority chief, the President not solely disclosed that he had obtained his Covid-19 outcomes which confirmed he was free from the virus but in addition that he was now not working from the State Home. He advised them that his aide-de-camp was equally secure.

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About two weeks in the past, Ms Dena disclosed to the nation that the pandemic had hit Mr Kenyatta’s seat of energy and that the identities of the 4 affected would stay hid as they search remedy on the Kenyatta College Instructing and Referral Hospital in Kiambu County.

“Throughout final week’s mass Covid-19 testing held on Thursday, June 11 2020, 4 individuals had been discovered to have contracted the illness…Households and shut contacts of the affected officers are additionally being attended to accordingly,” Ms Dena stated in an announcement issued right this moment.

It prompted panic with fears that the Head of State might have contracted the virus. Ms Dena reassured the nation that the President and all members of the primary household are “secure and free from Covid-19”.

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