Uhuru asked to set up fund to cushion youths from COVID-19 ‘pangs’

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President Uhuru Kenyatta has been called upon to set up a fund to help save the youth and women from the harsh effects brought about by Covid-19.

The request was made by former Kigumo MP Jamleck Kamau over the weekend who said that the disastrous disease has hot hard on the two groupings.


“Covid-19 has badly shaken the future of this country, that is women and youth and we request the President to consider setting up a fund meant to cushion those adversely affected by the disease,” he said.

“We have seen people get fired, others lost their businesses, some are ailing and even some passed away. If we are able to cushion the youth, and women things will get better and this will change many things because those two are a huge blanket of our nation and economy. ” The 2017 Governor aspirant added.

A total of 953,954 persons have so far been vaccinated against the Covid-19 disease countrywide.

Of these 289,766 are aged 58 years and above, Health Workers 163,976, Teachers 150,203, Security Officers 80,665 and Others 269,344.

A total of 1,085 patients are currently admitted in various health facilities countrywide, while 4,624 patients are under the Home-Based Isolation and Care program.

Over 100 patients are in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU).

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