Friday May 8, 2020 – President Uhuru Kenyatta is now considering extending the curfew and stop movement within Nairobi Central Business District as from 3pm in a couple of weeks’ time.
This is after activities within the Nairobi CBD started going back to normal with many businesses starting to operate at full capacity.
The move is meant to stop the spread of Coronavirus which has left 26 people dead.
“People are not obeying the government directives.”
“They are washing hands and sanitizing but are not keeping social distance,” County Executive Committee Member for Health, Hitan Majevdia, said.
“I cannot confirm if we will have the 3pm curfew but I can assure Kenyans that we will have stricter rules to address the pandemic,” he added.
“The government knows well that if it closes the town by 3pm very few people will go to town…curfew can also be extended within the estates,” he stated.
Besides, Majevdia said that the lockdown in the populous Eastleigh area in Nairobi and Old Town in Mombasa will be extended to all estates that have failed to follow the laid down directives.
The County Executive Committee Member said that the move is meant to wipe out Covid-19 in Nairobi so that life goes back to normal as soon as possible.
“The president has powers and if people don’t follow the small rules, I can assure you that the laws will be strict,” he said.
“The next estate lockdown will be announced at 7pm so that people don’t move out.”
“Some people took advantage to leave Eastleigh early.”
“This times things will be done in a different way,” he said.
The Kenyan DAILY POST