Nationwide curfew extended to March amid Schools reopening

Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang’i has said that President Uhuru Kenyatta has extended the dusk to dawn curfew to curb rise of infections during the January 4th 2021 school opening date – By Gerald Gekara.

In a heavy government press briefing at the Kenyatta National Conference Center (KICC) on Sunday, January 3, the National Emergency Response Committee communicated resolutions aimed at ensuring schools reopen safely.

The curfew was extended in November for two months, ending on 3rd January 2021. Uhuru state stayed the curfew in an effort to curb the spread of Covid-19 virus during the December festivities. The new curfew will run till March 21,2021.

The dusk to dawn curfew that begins at 10:00 p.m. and ending at 4 a.m has been in place since the President’s address in March 2020.

Other measures to boost efficiency in reopening, include the ceasation of operations for Expresstrains, in favour of inter-county trains.

The trains will double their schedules inorder to ease pressure on the road networks.

According to the Ministry of Transport, Eng. James Macharia PSV operators have vowed to stabilize fares inorder to accommodate the difficult COVID-19 pandemic period.