KNUT Nandi leaders call for total lockdown.

The Kenya National Union of Teachers (KNUT) Nandi County Branch has urged the national government to consider imposing a 21-day total lockdown across the country.

Through KNUT Nandi branch secretary Mr Stephen Misoi, the officials said this is the only way the government will win the battle against the disease that has so far left over 1.2 million infected and claimed over 60,000 lives globally.

In Kenya, the number of coronavirus cases stands at 158 with six fatalities.

The officials during an interview with a local radio station on Monday said the daily rising numbers is shocking and the government should act swiftly to curb further spread.

Moreover, they said the economy of the country will not deteriorate in case a lockdown is implemented.

The union officials sentiments come even as a majority of Kenyans want President Uhuru Kenyatta to lock down the country for in efforts to contain the spread of the Coronavirus in the country.

A poll released by Info-track showed that 68 per cent of Kenyans want President Uhuru Kenyatta to enforce total shutdown as a measure to avert further spread of the virus.

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