The onset of the coronavirus pandemic in Kenya from match last year was a big blow to Kenyans as many operations and businesses were affected. With the increase in new cases of COVID-19 patients, the sports department was affected since there were measures that were put in place to prevent the spread of the virus. The Ministry of Health had issued a statement highlighting that spectators will not be allowed to be in the stadiums during the local championship matches.
The latest updates from the Ministry of health indicates that over 8 million Kenyans have been vaccinated for COVID-19. During the Mashujaa Day celebrations on 20th October at Wanguru stadium, President Uhuru Kenyatta revised some of the Covid-19 protocols including lifting the dusk to dawn nationwide curfew. After subsequent discussions between the Cabinet Secretary for Sports, Culture and Heritage Dr. Amina Mohamed and Health CS Hon. Mutahi Kagwe it has now been decided that spectators will be allowed into the stadiums.
However, there are some conditions which have been put in place in which event organizers are expected to ensure that they utilize the limit which is two thirds capacity of each facility. Moreover, each event organizer must comply with the requirements of the local and international federations regarding federations.
The spectators in the stadiums are used to cheer up their teams taking action in the field hence the game becomes more entertaining for the given sport event.
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