REBUILDING BEGINS

Curfew lifting big relief to the economy, says MP Osotsi

The lawmaker says the directive set to boost Kenya's businesses

In Summary
  • He called on the youths to take advantage of funds set aside by President Kenyatta to stabilise themselves financially.
  • He also advised the Treasury to allocate a further Sh10 billion for the Kazi Mtaani Programme. 
ANC nominated MP Godfrey Osotsi in a past event.
VIHIGA ANC nominated MP Godfrey Osotsi in a past event.
Image: MARTIN OMBIMA

The lifting of the night curfew by President Uhuru Kenyatta on Wednesday will provide a big relief for Kenyans, nominated MP Godfrey Osotsi has said.

The lawmaker said the curfew had ruined Kenya’s 24-hour economy and more time was needed for it to pick up again. 

“The night curfew has hurt many Kenyans. A majority of people have lost jobs and businesses have closed affecting so many livelihoods,” Osotsi said.

The lawmaker, while speaking to the Star on the phone, said those youths who are capable of doing business should step forward.

He said they stand to benefit from the Sh25 billion to be injected into the economy.

“I also urge the Treasury to have proper mechanisms to ensure that the money is properly utilised to revive our economy that was badly hit by the Covid-19 pandemic,” Osotsi said.

“If we don’t put sober mechanisms in place, that money will just end up in the pockets of the few individuals who don’t want to see the success of our youths." 

Osotsi said the President means well for the youths of this country and they should therefore take advantage of the fund to stabilise themselves financially.

“President Uhuru Kenyatta has further directed the National Treasury to allocate Sh10 billion to the Kazi Mtaani Programme, which will also enable our youths to have money,” he said