Deputy President Dr William Samoei Ruto has announced that he is postponing planned political rallies in the wake of the rise of the COVID-19 pandemic in the country.
In a statement, the DP said he was concerned by the rising cases, adding that a second wave was likely to hit the country.
He was scheduled to hold events Machakos, Kitui and Makueni counties.
“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,” stated the DP.
Ruto had previously been blamed of aiding in the spread of the virus by holding crowded rallies in which the people were clearly seen breaking Covid-19 directives issued by the Ministry of Health.
They included wearing a facemask as well as maintaining a one-meter social distance.