Why Lift The Curfew But Still Force Businesses To Close At 7 PM?

By Juma / Published October 21, 2021 | 8:40 am




KEY POINTS

What was the point of lifting the curfew? Does it mean that President Uhuru Kenyatta had two speeches with one sent directly to Kenya Police?




During this year’s Mashujaa Day celebrations in Kirinyaga, President Uhuru Kenyatta lifted the curfew. The dusk to dawn curfew had been in place since March 2020 when the Covid-19 pandemic first hit the nation. It was put in place to control the spread.

There was joy among Kenyans. It was a feeling of freedom that they felt for the first time since the curfew was put in place. Some took to social media to express their joy. Some took to the streets with song and dance, thanking the Son of Jomo for the gift.

Read More: No More Curfew, President Uhuru Kenyatta Orders

The main reason Kenyans called for the lifting of the curfew was that the curfew had become useless. It had given the police powers to shoot and kill innocent Kenyans, arrest people, and fine them huge amounts, and politicians were roaming all over.

Businesses that operated during the night had died. Bars were required to close at 7 pm, same to restaurants. People had lost their jobs as a result and many outlets had shut down their operations. Lifting the curfew meant bringing the businesses back to life.

Read More: Uhuru Kenyatta Marks His Last Mashujaa Day As President Today

As soon as the President announced the end of the dusk to dawn curfew, Kenya Police rushed like men on a mission to post a statement telling Kenyans that bars and restaurants will still shut at 7 pm despite the lifting of the curfew. This makes no sense.

What was the point of lifting the curfew? Does it mean that President Uhuru Kenyatta had two speeches with one sent directly to Kenya Police? We want our businesses to flourish and that is why we called for the lifting of the curfew.

Statehouse Kenya has remained mute on this new development.





About Juma

Juma is an enthusiastic journalist who believes that journalism has power to change the world either negatively or positively depending on how one uses it.(020) 528 0222 or Email: info@sokodirectory.com

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