Kenyans on Twitter, (KOT) have reacted after President Uhuru Kenyatta extended the dusk to dawn curfew.
“School have been re-opened, curfew extended for 90 day, suspended political rally but still he drums for BBI and increase the taxes,” one netizen posted on Twitter.
The government has extended the daily, dusk-to-dawn curfew up to Friday, March 12.
The curfew will continue to be enforced across the country from 10.00 pm to 4.00am.
In an Executive Order issued on Sunday, President Uhuru Kenyatta after holding an extraordinary session at State House further announced a 60-day ban on all gatherings including political meetings that may act as super-spreader events.
Funerals and weddings have however been exempted from the ban provided the number of persons in attendance is capped at not more than 150.
Venues holding gatherings of this kind will be expected to have the capacity to accommodate guests in accordance with COVID-19 protocols and guidelines.
All overnight vigils and events of any kind will remain prohibited indefinitely.
The Executive Order noted that while the positivity rate continues to decline, the threat of the pandemic is still real to health and livelihoods of all Kenyans.
Kenya has so far confirmed 96,802 coronavirus since the pandemic was confirmed locally in March.
Here is how KOT reacted.
The person who advises President Uhuru Kenyatta has something really serious going on in their head. You extend the Curfew and still open Schools. Triple the University fees when some students actually work on nightshifts to pay school fees in normal days. Maajabu.
— BRAVIN YURI (@BravinYuri) January 3, 2021
You will have a curfew and containment measures till 2022. Arap Mashamba must be contained! What that does to the economy is none of the dynasties problem!
— Cyprian, Is Nyakundi (@CisNyakundi) January 3, 2021
If curfew and other Covid-19 protocols are still in place, why not keep taxes as they are? Open up the economy, then reintroduce the taxes. What am I missing?
— Ian Mbugua (@IanMbugua) January 3, 2021
You extend curfew hours ? increased taxes , opened schools and you expect parents to afford ? What the hell are you smoking ?
— Sen. Ledama Olekina (@ledamalekina) January 3, 2021