President Uhuru Kenyatta once again extended the dusk-to-dawn curfew for the next two months or 60 days starting from today Sep 29, 2020.
The President issued the new measures at the COVID-19 assessment conference at the Kenyatta International Conference Center (KICC) yesterday.
The curfew duration, however, has been shortened; set to start from 11 PM, and eased at 4 AM.
The president said, “The daily dusk-to-dawn curfew will therefore run from 11 pm to 4 am.” He also lifted the prohibition of operation of bars and selling of alcoholic drinks by ordinary stores and restaurant.
“Mnaweza kukunywa pombe, sawa” (You are free to drink alcohol. It is okay!), said the President jokingly as he stress that bars are only allowed to operate until 10 PM.
The latest measures released by the president also require Worship Places to adhere to all applicable COVID-19 guidelines as directed by the Ministry of Health. However, the number of people who can attend ceremonies such as burials and weddings have been adjusted from 100 to 200 .
The Head of State was addressing the country during the KICC-based COVID-19 conference on Monday yesterday Sep 28, 2020, which also marked his 12th address of the nation on matters COVID-19.
The conference was attended by top government leaders, including Chief Justice David Maraga, opposition leader Hon. Raila Odinga, Cabinet Secretaries, Permanent Secretaries, Senators, MPs, governors, and religious leaders.
President Kenyatta also expressed optimism that the government has attained recommendable success towards the fight against the novel coronavirus.
However, a rift between the president and his deputy was evident as the later failed to attend despite his position being set.