Kenyans all over the country celebrate the Labour day on May 1 every year.
[Photo: President Uhuru Kenyatta/Twitter]
This day is specifically meant to celebrate and recognize all Kenyans working both in the private and public sector all across to build the nation and make their living out of their sweat and hard work.
The president of Kenya, Uhuru Kenyatta has today led the nation in celebrating the Labor day and to celebrate all workers in Kenyans working during these hard economic times.
During his address to the nation, President Kenyatta has urged Kenyans to continue fighting for better terms in their various working areas.
Following this, the president has also today ordered that the cessation of movement in and out of the five zoned counties to be lifted from today midnight, so as to allow Kenyans working and doing business in and out of the five counties time and freedom to find their daily bread.
"Curfew hours to commence at 10pm and end at 4am with effect from midnight tonight," President Uhuru Kenyatta said in his speech.
President Uhuru Kenyatta has also changed the curfew hours from 8pm to 10pm in the five zoned counties - Machakos, Kajiando,Nairobi,Kiambu and Nakuru counties.
This means that Kenyans and people residing in these counties are allowed to be outside during night hours, up to 10pm starting today.
Kenyans online have thanked the president for listening to their plea as this will allow businesses to reopen.
Many Kenyans have also seen this directive by the head of state as useful since the people who were rendered jobless following the cessation of movement have been remembered.
Kenyans had expected the President to address grievances voiced out, that the recently imposed lockdown and closure of entertainment joints, and the restriction of movements had rendered many people jobless.
According to the Kenya National Bureau of Statistics, over 2 million Kenyans have lost their jobs in light of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Stakeholders in the Entertainment, Tourism, Education and Hospitality industry in Kenya had also called upon the president to lift the recently imposed partial lockdown in the five zoned counties.
Kenya is currently in a situation where all Kenyans should unite and have a common goal for the betterment of everyone's future.
The Covid-19 disease has had an effect in every sector and if a solution is not promptly found, Kenyans should expect more tough times ahead.
The ministry of health has more than once explained the essence of vaccination, wearing of face masks, washing of hands with enough water and a soap among other measures. This has really helped in maintaining the low level rates of infections across the country.
Kenyans are urged to adhere to these guidelines by the Ministry of Health for their own good, and for the good of their friends and relatives and the good of the country at large.
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