President Uhuru Kenyatta has announced a new set of measures aimed at reducing the spread of the corona virus in the country after Kenya recorded increased positive cases in the past weeks.

Speaking at State House, President Kenyatta announced that political countries have been suspended in the country for a period of 60 days.

He noted that anyone who intends to host a public gathering must do it in the form of a town hall and have limited attendance.

Following the easing of measures in September, politicians started holding massive rallies across the country putting Kenyans at risk of contracting the virus.

Meanwhile, a number of leaders have announced postponement on their rallies across their country due to the increasing cases of Covid-19.

DP Ruto Cancels political meetings

On Tuesday, Deputy President William Ruto announced that he has postponed his public rallies due to the resurgence of Covid-19 cases in Kenya.

DP Ruto added that he would scale down his public engagements until further notice.

"The upsurge in Covid19 cases strongly indicates that a second wave may be in the offing. For this reason, I have decided to significantly scale down my public engagements until further notice. The empowerment meetings for this weekend in Machakos, Kitui and Makueni are postponed," part of his tweet read.

Machakos Governor Alfred Mutua also cancelled his countrywide engagement with the electorates.