Interior CS Fred Matiang’i has said that President Uhuru Kenyatta has extended the dusk to dawn curfew.

The CS was speaking at the Kenyatta National Conference Center (KICC) on Sunday, January 3, after a highly anticipated National Emergency Response Committee meeting.

He further noted that the head of state stayed the curfew in an effort to curb the spread of Covid-19 virus even as the school calendar resumes from Monday, January 4.

A dusk to dawn curfew beginning at 10:00 p.m. and ending at 4 a.m has been in place since the President’s address in November.

“President Uhuru Kenyatta has extended some of the containment measures ahead of the re-opening of schools.

“We realise we are not in the usual place, because of COVID-19. H.E the President has issued an executive order to ensure the health of our children thus an extension of the curfew,” stated the CS.

The CS also revealed that various other containment measures announced by the Head of State were maintained.

During the November address, Uhuru had extended the nationwide curfew until January 3, 2021.

At the time, the President had also directed that eateries and bars to close at 9 p.m. 

He also directed that any political meetings should be carried out in community halls and have only a third of the capacity of Hall. 

source: Kenyans.co.ke