President Uhuru Kenyatta has extended the dawn to dusk curfew across the country for sixty days.
The Head of State affirmed that that curfew hours in Kenya will continue to be observed from 10.00 pm to 4.00 am for another the next sixty days as a way of containing the deadly virus.
The 10 am to 10 pm curfew will also apply to the 13 Western region counties whose curfew has been lifted from 7 pm to 10 am.
These counties which were previously marked as Covid-19 hotspot zone include; Kisumu, Siaya, Homa Bay, Migori, Busia Kakamega, Vihiga, Bungoma, Kisii, Nyamira, Kericho, Bomet, and Trans Nzoia.
The President also suspended all physical gatherings and meetings not leaving sparing political rallies for the next 60 days.
The Head of State also declared that all social gatherings such as weddings, funerals have been restricted to only 100 people and that all of them must adhere to laid down measures to contain the deadly virus that has paralyzed the country’s economy.
The President directed that all burials should be conducted 96 hours after the confirmation of the death, failure to which the government will take stun actions against citizens who go against the set rules.
President Kenyatta also instructed that places of worship should continue embracing the one-third (1/3) rule in worship places and congregational worship according to guidelines issued by the Inter-Faith Council.
Bars, restaurants, and eateries were also advised to continue adhering to the rules previously issued by the Ministry of Health’s Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe.
The head of state issued the new guidelines during a press briefing in Mombasa after meeting with One Kenya Alliance (OKA) leaders and the Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) leader Raila Odinga.
The meeting was graced by Raila ODM leader Odinga, Wiper party leader Kalonzo Musyoka, ANC leader Musalia Mudavadi, Gideon Moi of KANU, and Moses Wetangula of Ford Kenya.
Political leaders from different parties also agreed to play a leading role in convincing Kenyans to abide by the government’s set Covid-19 containment directives.