Matiang'i Extends Nationwide Curfew for 60 Days

  • Interior CS Dr. Fred Matiang'i addressing the press on Wednesday March, 26
    Interior CS Dr. Fred Matiang'i Addressing the Press on Wednesday March, 26
  • Interior CS Fred Matiang'i has extended the nationwide curfew for another 60 days to curb the spread of Covid-19.

    In a special gazette notice dated May 28, the CS noted that the curfew hours would apply in the entire country, until the end of July, 2021.

    "This order shall apply during the hours of darkness between 10 p.m. and 4 a.m. in the morning with the effect from May 28, 2021, and shall remain in effect for a period of 60 days thereof," he stated.

    Matiang'i further directed that there would be no public gatherings, processions, or movement either alone or as a group during the period of the curfew.

    Deserted Kisumu street following the nationwide curfew on March 27, 2020.
    Deserted Kisumu street following the nationwide curfew on March 27, 2020.
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    "The gatherings will only be permitted, in writing, by a police officer in charge of the police in a county or a police officer in charge of the police in charge of a division/ sub-county," he noted.

    The Order shall not apply to the services, personnel, or essential workers including medical professionals and health workers, National security officers and National Government administration officers, Licensed pharmaceuticals companies, pharmacies and drug stores, Licensed broadcasters, and media houses.

    Also given an exception are workers with the Kenya Revenue Authority, Kenya Airports Authority and Licensed Civil Aviation Service Providers, Kenya Civil Aviation Authority, Kenya Ports Authority and Licensed Sea and Port Operators. Kenya Maritime Authority and Licensed Maritime Service Providers, Power production and distribution companies, Kenya Railways Corporation, Kenya Pipeline Company, Water and sanitation service providers, Food and farm produce processors, distributors, dealers, wholesalers, and transporters. 

    During the previous address on May 1, 2021, President Uhuru Kenyatta announced that the hours of curfew in the Zoned Area had been revised to commence at 10 p.m. and end at 4 a.m, with effect from May 1, 2021.

    He further stated that all bars in the territory of the Republic were to operate until 7 p.m.

    The Head of State also 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 re-open in accordance with the calendar issued by the Ministry of Education.

    He noted that the sporting activities would be guided by the regulations to be issued by the Ministry of Health jointly with the Ministry of Sports.

    President Uhuru Kenyatta speaks during the operationalization of the first berth at the new Lamu Port on Thursday, May 20, 2021