Uhuru Lifts Cessation of Movement in Nairobi & Other Counties

  • President Uhuru Kenyatta during the labour day celebrations on Saturday, May 1
    President Uhuru Kenyatta during the labour day celebrations on Saturday, May 1, 2021.
  • President Uhuru Kenyatta on Saturday, May 1, lifted the cessation of movement in the Counties of Nairobi, Machakos, Kajiado, Kiambu and Nakuru.

    During the labour day celebrations, the president announced that the curfew had also been revised to 10pm to 4am from 8pm to 4am, with effect from midnight on May 1, 2021.

    "That the hours of curfew in the Zoned Area are revised to commence at 10 pm and end at 4 am, with effect from midnight on this 1st day of May, 2021, until otherwise directed," he stated.

    President Uhuru Kenyatta (right) joins labour sector leaders at State House Gardens in Nairobi County to celebrate International Labour Day Celebrations on May 1, 2021.

    This, he noted, was after the Covid-19 positivity rate went low in the last one month.

    "Data from our medical experts suggests the same trend in the zoned area we put on lockdown during my March 26th, 2021 address. After one month of lockdown, COVID caseload within the zoned area has come down by 72%." the president noted.

    The Head of State directed that in-person and congregational worship resume in strict fidelity to the guidelines issued by the Inter-Faith Council and Ministry of Health. 

    "However, the attending congregation is capped to 1/3 (One-third) of the capacity of the place of worship," the president stated.

    The president directed that all education institutions in all levels of learning shall re-open in accordance with the calendar issued by the Ministry of Education.

    The sporting activities shall be guided by the regulations to be issued by the Ministry of Health jointly with the Ministry of Sports.

    Further, the president encouraged all employers and enterprises to allow employees to work from home, with the only exception being with respect to employees working in critical or essential services that cannot be delivered remotely.

    Hospitals were directed to limit the number of visitors for hospitalized patients to one visitor per patient per day.

    The president, however, prohibited against political gatherings is extended until otherwise directed.

    The Head of State had made changes on March 26, 2021, after the Country experienced a surge in numbers.

    Read President Uhuru's full speech today.

    President Uhuru Kenyatta on May 1, 2021.
    President Uhuru Kenyatta on May 1, 2021.