No more dusk to dawn curfew.
There will be no more dusk to dawn curfew, President Uhuru Kenyatta has declared during the Mashujaa Day celebrations in Kirinyaga.
The curfew has been in place since March 2020 when the Covid-19 pandemic first hit the country. It was put in place to control the spread of Covid-19.
Kenyans have been calling on the government to lift the curfew since it had become useless with police officers using it as an excuse to kill Kenyans and arrest others.
The curfew had also become useless since politicians were holding massive rallies during the day without observing any Covid-19 protocols but the poor had to pay at night.
During the week, President Uhuru Kenyatta had told Kenyans that the “curfew would be lifted soon” and mad were looking forward to it going away during the Mashujaa Day celebrations.
The Covid-19 infection rate in Kenya has been below 1 percent in the past 3 days showing that Kenyans have been observing the measures put in place. But it could also mean that few tests are being carried out.
With the curfew gone, businesses will now be allowed to operate without being required to close as it has been for more than one year and a half.