On 4th November The President addressed the nation on the new rules. This is because of the current upsurge of coronavirus cases.

In his address, the President admitted that October has been the most awful month in Kenya’s fight against covid 19. Because in that month alone, the country recorded fifteen thousand new cases and three hundred deaths.

So some of the new rules are as follows:

  • All cabinet secretaries should scale down all in-person engagements within the government.
  • All state and public officers over 58 years old to work remotely except those in critical sectors.
  • Examination classes to continue learning and preparation of exams.
  • Basic education classes will resume in January 2021.
  • All political gatherings and rallies are suspended for sixty days.
  • The nationwide wide curfew has been extended to 3rd January.
  • And as from tonight, curfew will be from 10 pm to 4 am.
  • Operators of bars, restaurants, and eateries should close by 9 pm. These places should also ensure compliance with the ministry of health protocols.
  • Also the rules on religious gatherings still remain- not more than a third of the normal capacity.

The president went ahead to emphasize the mandatory wearing of face masks to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus.

No mask no service!- bila barakoa hakuna huduma. Said the president.

As a result of the review of rules, all bars and spaces open to the public are expected to close at 9 pm.

Uhuru has pleaded with Kenyans to observe the rules that we’re initially set. Because according to him, Kenyans have backtracked from the practices we learned in the early stages of the pandemic.

By Wanjiru Mbaru

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