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High Court declares ban on public gatherings unconstitutional

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The High Court has declared unconstitutional a decision by the NSAC to ban all public gatherings for the next 60 days. Justice Mrima says the Covid-19 containment measures on public gatherings and restriction of movement ratified by Cabinet are not only unlawful but it is also a violation of the constitution to direct police officers on how to discharge their duties.

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President Uhuru Kenyatta today at State House, Mombasa met a cross-section of Political Party Leaders to discuss the country’s Covid-19 containment measures in the wake of rising infection and mortality rates.

At the meeting attended by The Rt. Hon. Raila Odinga (ODM), Hon. Kalonzo Musyoka (Wiper), Hon. Musalia Mudavadi (ANC), Hon. Gideon Moi (KANU) and Hon. Moses Wetangula (Ford Kenya), the leaders agreed to play a leading role in encouraging Kenyans to abide by the Covid-19 containment protocols and interventions including uptake of vaccines.

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Also present at the meeting were Head of Public Service Dr. Joseph Kinyua, and Cabinet Secretaries Dr. Fred Matiang’i (Interior) and Hon. Mutahi Kagwe (Health) among other senior Government officials.

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