President Uhuru Kenyatta addresses the nation at State House, Nairobi on Wednesday, March 25, 2020
President Uhuru Kenyatta on Saturday, April 25, ordered that the national curfew that was initially declared on March 25, 2020, would be extended.
In a press briefing by the president from State House, he stated that the curfew and the cessation of movement in and out of Nairobi Metropolitan area, Mombasa and Kilifi would be extended to another 21 days.
“In accordance to the advise given to me by the National Emergency Response Committee on the coronavirus, the National Security Council has sanctioned that the cessation of movement to and out of the Nairobi Metropolitan area and counties of Kilifi, Kwale and Mombasa that are currently in force shall be extended for a further containment period of 21 days,” he declared.
“That the nationwide dusk to dawn curfew that is currently in force shall further be extended for a further period of 21 days,” he added.
Kenyans have been anxious, not knowing what the president will advocate for, following the end of the 30-day curfew that had been previously announced on Saturday.
“Kenyans should be left to go about their normal business. We’ll die of hunger and police brutality if this thing is extended!” Timothy Kimani commented.
“Announce the end of the curfew, declare Kenya Covid-19 free and ask all Kenyans to assume they are safe,” Martin Ochieng weighed in.
“An extension of the curfew by another month. Nothing less,” Kush weighed in.