Health CS Mutahi
Kagwe on Tuesday said the government has not prohibited buying alcohol from
While giving the
daily Covid-19 update, CS Kagwe, however, called for responsible behaviour
since Covid is now domiciled in the community.
He maintained that
the prohibition of sale of alcohol in eateries is to encourage social
“The prohibition of
sale of alcohols in eateries and restaurants is to encourage social distance…
You will still be contravening the law if you turn your home to ‘Karumaindo’…
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“This does not mean
that you can take your alcohol to those places,” said Kagwe.
Adding: “If you buy
alcohol and take home with a bunch of people you will be contravening the regulations
and will be liable for punishment.”
Kagwe also warned
wines and spirits against allowing people to use their parking lots to drink,
saying those found guilty will face the law.
The Health CS noted
that in recent days many young people have tested positive for Covid-19, and he
attributed this to the increase in house parties and drinking sprees.
This comes just a
day after President Uhuru Kenyatta said no eateries/restaurants will be allowed
to sell alcohol.
In a tough warning,
the president said those found flouting the new directive will have their
“I order the
Inspector-General of Police to file a weekly report on bars whose licenses have
been withdrawn, no non-essential worker should be allowed to go against the
curfew rules, these rules apply to all Kenyans,” he added.
urged Kenyans to be responsible and adhere to all protocols put in place by the
Ministry of Health such as wearing masks, keeping social distance and
“We need to be
serious by adhering to all the containment measures such as wearing masks,
social distancing and frequent sanitising of hands,” he said.