Why Kenyans are begging their president for freedom

Frustrated Kenyans are pleading with the government to ease the lockdown measures taken to curb the spread of Covid-19.

“Mr President, we beg you – please, please set us free!”

These are not the words of people held in detention or mandatory quarantine after being roughed up by Kenyan police for not wearing face masks.

Rather, it is the call of numerous Kenyans who can’t stand the lockdown gauges any longer as About 1.2 million people have lost their jobs since coronavirus hit the East African state in March.

Many businesses have closed and families are struggling to make ends meet, with many more having to take a pay cut.

Tanzania’s President John Magufuli – who refused to lockdown his country, and has questionably asserted that there are no more Covid-19 to his country – appeared to imply the lockdowns in Kenya and other neighbors when he told Tanzanians:

“Some people are experiencing food shortages because they locked themselves up while we were busy farming, Now, let’s protect our food. And when we decide to sell the food, let’s sell it at a very high price – hit them hard! I say hit them very hard!”

Kenya currently has just over 3000 cases ,with 1048 recoveries and 89 deaths.