Kenya’s President extends curfew, to give new directions after national conference

Kenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta. /State House-Kenya
President Uhuru Kenyatta.PHOTO/Statehouse Kenya

Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta has extended containment measures, including the 9 pm-4 am curfew, until September 29.

In a statement on Monday, Head of Public Service Joseph Kinyua said the planned National COVID-19 Conference will be presided over by Uhuru on Monday, thereafter, he will make his 12th national address on the Covid-19 situation on Tuesday.

“It is therefore notified for the General Information that His Excellency the President has extended the subsisting containment measures announced during the Eleventh Presidential Address up to Tuesday 29th September 2020,” he said.

President Kenyatta made the 11th national address on August 26, where he announced the extension of the curfew by 30 days among other measures to contain the spread of the virus.

According to the statement, The National Emergency Response on Coronavirus (NERC) has convened a conference to review the national and county COVID response and in consultation with all stakeholders, chart Kenya’s Post-COVID future.

The conference will also outline a strategy for building and sustaining momentum with regard to recovery and resilience in a manner that ensures that Kenya bounces back better and stronger.

Meanwhile, Kenyans are been asked to continue observing the guidelines and protocols issued by the Ministry of Health, including proper wearing of face masks, rigorous and frequent washing of hands, and strict observance of physical and social distancing.

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