President Uhuru Kenyatta has asked Kenyans to limit transactions with cash money. He said this is a measure to reduce the spread of the coronavirus. This comes shortly after 2 more people tested positive for the Coronavirus.
Handling of money pauses a great risk to the spread of the Coronavirus.Notes can habour the viruses and this will increase chances of the viruses spreading from one person to another. Kenyans have therefore been urged to empress cashless transactions like M-pesa and other forms of transaction.
To effect this measure the president yesterday asked the players in the industry to reduce transaction costs.
Kenya is the home of innovation in mobile money transfer and the coronavirus pandemic is the best test for how Kenyans can go cashless. The M-pesa services have widely spread across the country and most retail shops have embraced this form of transactions.
The president also called for Kenyans to observe high level of hygiene, PSVs have been ordered to provide hand sanitisers for passengers. Out of the country travels have been banned with those coming in asked to quarantine themselves for at least 14 days.
Kenya confirmed two more coronavirus cases yesterday raising the total number of infected people in the country to 3.
Beginning Monday, 16th all schools have closed following the president’s order. Higher learning institutions have also been ordered to close by Friday. This comes at a time the judiciary also called for cancellation of court proceedings in the country. Speaking to the Media, Judge Maraga limited court proceedings to the criminal cases and those with urgency.