Gov’t extends nationwide curfew, ban on public gatherings until May 29

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The government on Wednesday stated that the 10pm-4am nationwide curfew will run until May 29, 2021.

Interior Cabinet Secretary Dr. Fred Matiang’i, in a public order act gazetted on Monday, stated that the 8pm-4am curfew presently in force in the five disease infected zones of Nairobi, Kiambu, Kajiado, Machakos and Nakuru will also run for the same period.

“There shall be no public gatherings, processions or movement either alone or as a group during the period of the curfew except as shall be permitted, in writing, by a police officer in charge of the police in a county or a police officer in charge of the police in a division/sub-county,” read the gazette notice.

He however added that essential service personnel are exempted from the orders, as listed below:

  1. Medical professionals and health workers.
  2. National security officers and National Government administration officers.
  3. Licensed pharmaceuticals companies, pharmacies and drug stores.
  4. Licensed broadcasters and media houses.
  5. Kenya Revenue Authority.
  6. Kenya Airports Authority and Licensed Civil Aviation Service Providers.
  7. Kenya Civil Aviation Authority.
  8. Kenya Ports Authority and Licensed Sea and Port Operators.
  9. Kenya Maritime Authority and Licensed Maritime Service Providers.
  10. Power production and distribution companies.
  11. Kenya Railways Corporation.
  12. Kenya Pipeline Company.
  13. Water and sanitation service providers.
  14. Food and farm produce processors, distributors, dealers, wholesalers and transporters.
  15. Licensed supermarkets, minimarkets and hypermarkets.
  16. Licensed distributors and retailers of petroleum and oil products and lubricants.
  17. Licensed telecommunications operators and service providers.
  18. Licensed banks, financial institutions and payment service providers.
  19. Fire brigade and emergency response services.
  20. Licensed security firms.
  21. Postal and courier services.
  22. Factory and construction workers.
  23. Cargo transporters.
  24. Children protection service providers.
  25. Operators of safe shelters and safe spaces for sexual and gender based violence survivors.
  26. Advocates of the High Court of Kenya.

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