On lockdown, Uhuru is right and wrong

The decision by President Uhuru Kenyatta to impose containment measures in the five counties of Nairobi, Machakos, Kiambu, Kajiado and Nakuru has been met with anger and indignation by several Kenyans citing its negative impacts on their lives and livelihoods.

A video of a religious leader castigating the President for the decision and accusing him and the political class of having disobeyed past measures leading to the current situation went viral.

To be fair to the President, by the time he gave the directives the situation was grim. The positivity rate had been climbing steadily in the past few weeks and continue...