President Uhuru Kenyatta on Saturday announced that the dusk
to dawn curfew in the country will be extended for 21 more days until June 6,
The Head of State said he would also like life to go back to
normal but the circumstances cannot allow.
He expressed fear that failure to take the disease seriously
will lead to more deaths and the situation will get out of control.
The President further instructed that there will be
cessation of movement of persons and passengers in and out of Kenya’s borders
with Tanzania and Somalia effective tonight.
The cessation of movement in Kilifi, Kwale, Mombasa and
Mandera will also continue for 21 more days.
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President Kenyatta said this was not the time to visit
in-laws and parents since you can unknowingly infect them with the virus.
He lauded churches that have moved their services online
saying this is the best way to preach hope at this time.
“We do not want to get to total lockdown. Let us not get
there. This disease is everyone’s responsibility and the only way to show love
to your neighbor is to adhere to the guidelines issued by the Ministry of
Health,” said the President.
Further, all drivers of cargo vehicles will be subjected to
mandatory testing and will only be allowed into the country if the test
negative for the virus.