President Uhuru Kenyatta announced the revised measures for containing the spread of the coronavirus in Kenya, during his address on the Corona Virus pandemic in the statehouse on Friday 12th March 2021. This marked exactly one year since the first case of Covid-19 in Kenya.
Highlights of the Revised Measures
The following are the highlight of the revised Covid-19 containment measures;
- the nationwide curfew extended for a further 60 days
- all bars, restaurants, and other establishments open to the public, must, close by 9.00 p.m
- essential services providers, factories, and construction sites to operate night shifts
- political gatherings prohibited for the next 30 days effective from midnight of 12th March 2021
- burial and such ceremonies to be conducted within 72 hours of confirmation of death
- attendees of the above functions shall be limited to the immediate family of the deceased with a maximum of 100
- the attendees of weddings and other traditional rites are also capped at 100 persons
- only a maximum of one-third of the capacity of places of worship will be allowed at each worship ceremony
Further to these highlights, President Uhuru directed the National Government Administration Officers (NGAO) jointly with the National Police Service and County Governments Enforcements Officers to strictly enforce the order of the public/political gathering regardless of the social and political status of the convenors. He also directed the Cabinet Secretary for Transport jointly with the Cabinet Secretary for Health to develop revised protocols for public transport in consultation with all stakeholders in the transport sector.