Dusk to dawn Curfew and the existing COVID-19 containment measures, like closure of bars have been extended for 30 more days as the government sets Tuesday, September 29 as a review date.
Under the new directives, bars and nightclubs would remain closed for an additional 30 days.
However, the ban on the sale of alcohol by licensed hotels with residence and the sale of second-hand clothes was lifted.
In a gazzette notice published on Monday, Head of Public Service Joseph Kinyua said that President Kenyatta would deliver the 12th national address on the COVID-19 situation in the country on Tuesday.
The address will be preceded by the Monday’s National COVID-19 conference which, according to Kinyua, will help chart Kenya’s COVID-19 future as well as review the progress so far.
“The National COVID-19 Conference will be presided over by his excellency the President on Monday, 28th September 2020 and will feature participants from the entire spectrum of our national life. This pivotal conference is tipped to be a turning point in Kenya’s fight against the novel coronavirus Disease,” Kinyua said.
These comes with mixed reactions from parents who called President Kenyatta to intervene after TSC ordered all teachers to return to school by Monday, September 28.
On Monday, Education CS George Magoha said the official school re-opening date would be given after consultation with other industry stakeholders.
The Education Response Committee chaired by Sara Ruto of the Kenya Institute of Curriculum Development (KICD) has recommended phased reopening from mid-October to November.
Priority will be given to Standard Seven, Standard Eight, Form Three and Form Four students.