Kenya extends curfew until May 29

Kenyans walk past an informative mural about the Coronavirus along Haile Selassie avenue in Nairobi. Kenyans have made creative ideas of informative messages in murals, skits, face masks, songs and many more since the first case of covid-19 was confirmed. /Boniface Muthoni/SOPA Images/LightRocket/Getty Images

Kenya’s Interior Cabinet Secretary Dr. Fred Matiang’i has extended the ongoing curfew in the country until May 29.

In a notice released on Wednesday, the government said a “special infected zones”  8 pm -4 am curfew for Nairobi and four nearby counties will remain in effect. The curfew for the rest of the country is 10 pm to 4 am.

In March, President Kenyatta announced a cessation of all movement into and out of five counties: Nairobi, Kajiado, Machakos, Kiambu, Nakuru, said to be disease-infected areas.

President Kenyatta in his directives on March 26 did not give a timeline for the curfews only noting that the restrictions will stay in place “until otherwise notified.”

Kenya has been under some form of a curfew since March 2020.