Uhuru drives his multi-million Mercedes G-Wagon around Nairobi to inspect enforcement of travel restrictions


On Sunday, April 26, President Uhuru drove to Ndederu, Kiambaa and Ruaka roadblocks to inspect how the police officers were enforcing the travel restrictions

– Uhuru hailed the officers for their work and further urged them to be firm while enforcing the curfew so as to curb the spread of COVID-19

– On Saturday, the first in command also drove himself around Nairobi to check if Kenyans were complying with the government’s directives

– He made a stopover at Media Max offices and also visited Eastlands and went back to State House before curfew

Reports have emerged that President Uhuru Kenyatta drove himself in his multi-million Mercedes G-Wagon over the weekend around the Nairobi Metropolitan area to inspect the enforcement of travel restrictions.

On Sunday, April 26, the head of state drove to Ndenderu, Kiambaa at around 1.25pm and hailed police officers for doing a good job in prohibiting movement in and out of Nairobi.

According to The Standard, Uhuru also asked them to be firm while effecting the dusk to dawn curfew in order to win the war against COVID-19.

As it started to rain, he proceeded to Ruaka while in an entourage of four security cars.

The day before, Saturday, April 25, the first in command also made a similar trip alone to supervise Kenyans’ compliance with the measures he had announced in his briefing.

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He visited Media Max offices and Eastlands and made it back to State House before curfew.

“He wanted to supervise if Kenyans were complying to the social distancing rules and other directives issued in the city” a government official privy to the trip told the publication.

On Saturday, Uhuru extended the restriction of Movement in Nairobi, Kwale, Kilifi, Mombasa and Mandera counties.

He also signed into law the tax laws (amendment) Bill, 2020.

The new tax law amended several statutes to cushion the economy and citizens against the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.

This was not the first time the head of state was spotted driving himself.

On Sunday, February 9, Uhuru drove himself from State House to Nyayo Stadium to inspect the late Mzee Moi’s burial preparations.



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