curfew to run longer than expected for kenyans

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Policeman working during curfew

by Helvine Achieng April 15, 2021

Yesterday, the Kenyan government revised the imposed curfew's duration by an additional 30 days. In a revised gazette notice, the Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang'i said the curfew would run until May 29, 2021.

The revised date applies to both the disease-infected zone (Nairobi, Machakos, Nakuru, Kajiado and Kiambu) and the rest of the country. In the infected zones, the curfew runs from 8 pm to 4 am, whereas it runs from 10 pm to 4 am in the rest of the country.

"This order shall apply during the hours of darkness between eight o'clock in the evening and four o'clock in the morning with effect from March 29, 2021, and shall remain in effect for sixty days thereof," reads the statement.

 The CS emphasized that there would be no public gatherings, processions or movement during this period either alone or as a group. Individuals exempted from the curfew orders are those with written permission from a county police boss or an OCPD, as well as all those listed as providers of essential service.

An earlier gazette notice issued on March 29 had indicated that the 8 pm to 4 am curfew would be in place for 30 days.