On Wednesday, President Uhuru Kenyatta announced that the dusk to dawn curfew that was imposed in March 2020 was uplifted with immediate effect.
Addressing Kenyans from Wang'uru International Stadium in Kirinyaga County during the 58th Mashujaa Day celebrations, Uhuru stated that the curfew that run from 10pm to 4am was called off after 'pressure' from citizens and a section of political leaders.
This directive caused excitement across the country, and most of those who reacted lauded the president for easing the Covid-19 protocols as this will go a long way in reviving businesses.
Hours later, the National Police Service through its official Twitter handle warned Kenyans that the closure of bars that is slated from 7pm will remain in place.
"Following the vacation of the COVID associated curfew by H.E the President during Mashujaa Day speech, existing measures on closure of bars by 7.00pm remain in place for now. Enforcement of violation of this measure to continue."
The police directive also came after the Cabinet Secretary in the Ministry of Tourism Najib Malala said that the operations in hospitality industry including business hours will go back to normal provided the MOH protocols are followed.
Here some of the reactions;
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