ODM Party Scales Down Activities Over Outbreak

The Orange Democratic Movement ( ODM) party has scaled down its activities over the coronavirus epidemic.

Secretary-General Edwin Sifuna on Monday morning, 16th March, announced that they were reducing activities both at the national office and at the grassroots until the situation is contained.

This is in an effort to comply with the public health directives regarding the containment of the dreaded Covid-19.

“We at @TheODMparty are taking steps to comply with the public health directives regarding containment of the #coronaviruskenya. To this end we will be scaling down activities both at the national office and at the grass-roots till the situation is contained,” Sifuna tweeted.

Several organisations have reduced their operations since the country confirmed its first coronavirus case last Friday.

The Judiciary, Prisons Department, the Police Service and the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutor have also announced drastic measures to curb the spread of the coronavirus.

Following a joint meeting, it was resolved that courts will not hear or mention existing criminal and civil cases and appeals for the next two weeks.

New arrests will also be dealt with at police stations except for serious crimes from today.

Chief Justice David Maraga on Sunday announced the suspension of the criminal and civil cases in the wake of the confirmed first case of Covid-19.

President Uhuru Kenyatta on Sunday confirmed two new cases, bringing the number of those infected to three.

This led to the shut down of all learning institutions from today (Monday, 16th March).

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