During the Madaraka Day speech, President Uhuru Kenyatta signaled the gradual re-opening of Kenyan schools and places of worship in the near future.
He directed Interior and Education ministries to finalize safety guidelines and protocols in consultation with stakeholders.
During his Madaraka Day celebrations speech, President Kenyatta said his heart was with the students who are preparing for national examinations amid the Covid-19 pandemic.
The Interior ministry will devise the guidelines and protocols to be followed by churches and other religious gatherings to ensure the safety of congregants. The guidelines will prevent further spread of coronavirus in Kenya.
Additionally, the Education ministry will also finalize consultations with relevant stakeholders to come up with safety protocols against covid-19 pandemic.
Further, President Kenyatta also ordered the Treasury to release Sh2 billion to the hospitality sector. This was done to cushion hotels that have been hard-hit by Covid-19 lockdown.
Fairmont hotels recently laid-off workers citing the hard economic times brought about by Covid-19. Serena hotel sent their staff on unpaid leave until further notice.
Hotel and Tourism sectors ground to a halt as tourists have kept within their national boundaries.
Some employees have been forced to work at home, others have been sent on unpaid leave while others have been terminated.
Other companies such as Royal Media and Radio Africa chose to slash the salaries of their employees up to 30%.