President Uhuru Kenyatta has lifted the nationwide curfew that has been in force for over a year and a half now.
Speaking during the Mashujaa Day celebrations at Wang’uru Stadium in Kirinyaga County Wednesday, the Head of State Lifted the curfew and imposed to support efforts to contain the spread of coronavirus, with immediate effect.
“By the authority vested in me as President, I hereby order and direct that the nationwide dusk to dawn curfew that has been in effect from the 27th of March 2020, be and is hereby vacated with immediate effect,” Kenyatta announced.
The President further reviewed in-person worship attendance from a third of auditorium capacity to two-thirds.
“Given the progress in containing this disease, the committee jointly with the interfaith council has recommended a review of the existing containment measures, according to the number of persons gathering for in-person worship, is now reviewed upwards from one-third of congregants to two thirds as long as they adhere to all the health’s protocols,” said Kenyatta.
Kenyans have been putting pressure on the government lately, through social media platforms, to lift the curfew to inject fresh impetus to the struggling economy.
A section of Kenyans interviewed by Trendstv news said Kenyans had over time learned to abide by coronavirus containment measures and support government vaccination efforts.
“We know that COVID-19 is still much active, but we have to balance. We have been vaccinated and we are encouraging other Kenyans to be vaccinated so that we can fight this virus together,” William Ombasa, a Lawyer and A politician From Bogiakumu Ward, Bonchari In Kisii, said.