curfew hours extended for 21 more days



by Muthoni Kimani April 28, 2020

President Uhuru Kenyatta on Saturday, April 25, ordered that the national curfew that was initially declared on March 25, 2020, would be extended.

In a press briefing by the president from the State House, he stated that the curfew, which begins at 7 pm and ends at 5 am, would be extended for another 21 days. He added that the cessation of movement in and out of the Nairobi Metropolitan area, Mombasa and Kilifi would be extended for another 21 days.

He said and I quote; “In accordance with the advice given to me by the National Emergency Response Committee on the Coronavirus pandemic, the National Security Council has sanctioned the following additional measures to protect lives and to protect our country. That the cessation of movement into and out of the Nairobi Metropolitan Area and the counties of Kilifi, Kwale and Mombasa that are currently in force shall be extended for a further containment period of 21 days.

That the nationwide dusk-to-dawn curfew that is currently in force shall also be extended for a further period of 21 days,” End of quote

Kenyatta appealed to Kenyans to adhere to health regulations put in place by the government and assured the nation that the economy would soon reopen.

President Kenyatta concluded by expressing confidence that Kenya will overcome the challenges presented by the pandemic and emerge stronger. “We will, and can, get to the end of this challenging period and we can overcome this pandemic. We will return to our workplaces, we will see our family and family members and friends again and we will return to the precious work of building our nation, not only for ourselves but for our children and our children's children.”