President Uhuru Kenyatta has extended the nationwide curfew to January 3, 2021. The night curfew was adjusted to 10 pm to 4 am.
Addressing the nation, Uhuru said,
‘ALL POLITICAL GATHERINGS AND RALLIES ARE SUSPENDED FOR A PERIOD OF 60 DAYS WITH IMMEDIATE EFFECT. ANYONE WISHING TO HOLD SUCH MEETINGS SHOULD DO SO IN TOWN HALLS AND MUST OBSERVE ALL COVID PROTOCOLS, INCLUDING LIMITING THE ATTENDEES TO ONE-THIRD SEATING CAPACITY OF THE HALL.’
All bars and restaurants have to close at 9 pm.
Kenyans always troop to bars and churches to commemorate the birth of Jesus Christ and cross over the new year.
But this year’s festive seasons will not be same as Kenyans won’t be allowed to stay out till late on Christmas day and New Year’s eve to celebrate.
Also, city residents who throng KICC on New Year’s eve to watch fireworks displays as they usher in a new year will miss the tradition.
Kenyans on social media have reacted to president Uhuru’s new rules to help curb Covid-19 and below are their reactions.
elvis_popo New Year TZ here I come ..sijalalanga kwa hao ..tufyakua
lil_hennessy So nai fest imebounce hvo tu😹😹😹😹ama
David Sigei This means there will be no Christmas and New year fêtes
gloriah__gich Hivo ndo ameua company ya fireworks 😂😂😂😂
xpey_ke Hakuna kucelebrate new year this year waaah na watu wa Nai fest wamefanywa ile kitu😂😂😂
Ian Kyalo At least no BBi noise
Abednego Faulu What about kesha ?????
Jacob Ndegwa Wow! Welcome to Kenya where corona only travels at night!!