COVID-19: Measures on closure of bars to remain despite Uhuru’s curfew statement

By , K24 Digital
On Wed, 20 Oct, 2021 20:03 | < 1 min read
Inspector General of Police Hillary Mutyambai. PHOTO/Courtesy
Inspector General of Police Hillary Mutyambai. PHOTO/Courtesy

The National Police Service has on Wednesday October 20, 2021 announced that measures on closure of bars by 7:00pm remains in place despite President Uhuru Kenyatta's order that saw the nationwide curfew lifted.

The Service, through a tweet, sought to clarify the loose ends in the Uhuru order that has been received with excitement by businessmen and Kenyans at large.

"Following the vacation of the Covid associated curfew by H.E the President during Mashujaa Day speech, existing measures on closure of bars by 7.00pm remain in place for now. Enforcement of violation of this measure to continue," the statement read.

During his speech at the national celebrations held in Wanguru stadium, Kirinyaga County, the head of state ordered that the dawn to dusk curfew that has existed in the country for close to a year now, is officially vacated.

Uhuru argued that it was prudent to lift the measure, given the diminution of the country's Covid-19 positivity rates and the fall of fatality rates to a global average.

" "I hereby order that the nationwide dusk to dawn curfew that has been in effect from March 27, 2020, be and is hereby vacated with immediate effect," Uhuru announced amid rapturous applause from those in the stadium.