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President Kenyatta reschedules Extraordinary session following Council of Governors’ request.

President Uhuru Kenyatta has re-scheduled his 5th extraordinary session of the National County Government Coordination Summit that was slated on Friday July 24, to Monday July 27, 2020.

According to a statement by Statehouse spokesperson Kanze Dena, the summit which was supposed to review the surge of Covid-19 infections in the country was rescheduled following a request by the Council of Governors.

“His Excellency the President has acceded to the request by the Council of Governors to reschedule the 5th Extra-Ordinary Session of the National and County Governments Co-coordinating Summit to review the surge of Covid-19 infections in the country from Friday, 24th July 2020 to Monday, 27th July 2020”, the statement read.

Earlier On Monday July 20, President Uhuru Kenyatta had outlined that the summit will entail checking the counties’ state of preparedness.

“The Session has been convened following a surge of Covid-19 infections across our Nation; with the disease having now manifested in 44 of our 47 counties,” the statement signed by State House spokesperson Kanze Dena stated.

The summit that will be chaired by the President will also review of the efficacy of the containment measures in place and review the impact of the phased easing of restrictions that were in place for the last 21 days.

“The session will consider the evolution of the disease and the medical models on how Covid-19 may propagate within our country over the months of August and September,” the statement read.

Kenya has surpassed the 14000 mark in Confirmed covid-19 cases with the Ministry of Health data showing that the case load in the country now stands at 14,168 cases.