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President Kenyatta Lifts The 10pm-4am Containment Curfew

President Kenyatta ruled out the lifting of the 10pm-4am Covid-19 containment curfew.

During Mashujaa Day fete at Wang’uru stadium in Kirinyaga County, the head of state stated that the move came barely few days after the Ministry of expers did a review of the curfew Protocols together with the National Emergency Response Committee and the National Security Council.

He confirmed it had been found out that the rate of Covid-19 infections had reduced to almost two per cent in the recent weeks.

He noted that the National Emergency Response Committee and National security council will go on reviewing the infection rate across borders and decide on when best to fully reopen the country.

President Kenyatta applauded the Interfaith Council, health workers and security officials in their work that sas the Covid-19 protocols put in force were followed to the latter.

He added that atleast 5 million Kenyans have so far volunteered themselves for the ongoing Covid-19 vaccination in the country.

President Kenyatta in his address stated following the review, the number of those attending church services across the country has been raised one third to two-thirds.

“let me take this opportunity to thank everyone for being your brother’s keeper.… we are soon getting out of this situation but I direct and rule out that the 10pm-4am curfew be vacated forthwith,” President Kenyatta said.

President was giving his response to Karatina traders who had asked him to vacate the 10pm-4am curfew, saying it altered with the country's living standards.

“We will review that and see what to do, I know, and one of this days, you will laugh, I do not want to say it now but just wait,” he said amid cheers.

When President Kenyatta last gave his televised address to the nation on the Covid-19 situatio on November 4, 2020, he ruled a 60-day night curfew banning cessation of movement from 10 pm to 4am. That curfew was to become invalid on January 3, 2021.

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