KENYA: President Uhuru Kenyatta Imposes Lockdown in new COVID-19 measures

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Photo/Courtesy: President Uhuru Kenyatta while announcing the new COVID-19 measures on Friday 26 March, 2021

On Friday, March 26, 2021, Kenya’s President Uhuru Muigai Kenyatta announced stringent measures in fight against COVID-19 Third Wave, only 14 days after his last speech.

In his afternoon address, the head of state meantioned five counties; Nairobi, Kajiado,Kiambu, Machakos and Nakuru as the most affected.

As a result, Uhuru imposed a partial lockdown on the aforementioned counties, banning movements in and out of them, effective midnight (March 27) until further notice.

The President also suspended learning in all institutions across the countries except for ongoing Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education Examinations (KCSE) and medical training at various institutions.

 All gatherings and in person meetings of whatever nature have also been suspended in the above affected counties. This includes suspension of religious activities in churches, mosques and other places of worship.

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Bars and restaurants have also been ordered to close down indefinitely. He has directed restaurants to offer only take away services in efforts to reduce people’s contact.

These new measures also involve curfew from 8.00p.m to 4a.m while in other parts of the country, it shall remain from 10p.m to 4a.m, all effective midnight until further notice.

International travels shall continue in strict accordance to the set COVID-19 travel guidelines.

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