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New curfew restrictions to run until May 29, state clarifies

By Patrick Vidija | April 14th 2021

Police arrest people found walking past curfew hours in Kikuyu town. [George Njunge, Standard]


The government has clarified that the revised curfew timelines in the five zoned counties will run until May 29.

A revised gazette notice by Interior CS Fred Matiangi indicated that this will affect both the infected zones and the rest of the county as announced by President Uhuru Kenyatta in the second Public Order.

Curfew in the infected counties of Nairobi, Kajiado, Kiambu, Machakos and Nakuru runs from 8pm to 4am while the rest of the country runs from 10pm to 4am.

Uhuru while issuing the directives last month did not give a timeline for the curfews but noted the restrictions will stay in place "until otherwise notified."

This Order shall apply .... with effect from the 29th of March, 2021 and shall remain in effect for a period of sixty days thereof," read part of the revised notice.

The initial notice issued after Uhuru's directives indicated that the 8pm to 4am curfew would run in the five zoned counties would be in place for 30 days.

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The President further revoked all curfew passes and exemptions that had been issued before.

But in the revised notice, Matiangi included advocate and Child protection officers on the list of those among essential service providers.

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