Health Minister, Mutahi Kagwe has disclosed that Kenya has recorded a staggering number of new cases of coronavirus.
He mentioned that the number of people who have tested positive for coronavirus has risen from 123 to 1,471.
It is said to be the largest single jump in positive cases. The minister noted that some of the new cases had come from the slum areas of the capital, Nairobi which has a raging number of infections in the area.
A night-time curfew has been put in place as well as restricted movement around some parts of the country to help curb the spread of the virus.
The Kenyan government has been sued by three pastors for banning church services and religious gathering due to Coronavirus pandemic.
The government had issued a lockdown order in order to curb the spread of COVID-19 in Kenya.
Justice James Makau of The High Court revealed on Friday that three pastors, Don Mutugi Majau, Joan Miriti, and Alex Gichunge sued the Interior, Health and ICT Cabinet Secretaries, the Attorney-General and the Inspector-General of Police.
The hearing has been set for April 16th according to Nairobi News.
The pastors has been ordered by Justice Makauto give copies of the case documents to the sued parties before the close of business on April 14.
In the suit, the pastors argued that as COVID-19 pandemic worsens, Kenyans will look to churches for solace.
They argued that the state imposed the curfew and the restriction on religious gatherings without consulting the church.
They, therefore, proposed that pastors should be added to the list of essential service providers in the fight against the deadly disease.
The petitioner’s lawyer, John Swaka wrote: “The petitioners (and) other believers are in no way approaching this court in efforts to spread the coronavirus. Their only wish is to congregate whilst adhering to the directive issued. The church’s role in such times is to give hope amid the crisis not only in this country but also in the world at large. They humbly seek the intervention of the court since their rights and freedoms are being infringed.”