KARATINA – President Uhuru Kenyatta today revealed when the nationwide curfew is likely to end.
The head of state hinted of the date in an address to residents in Karatina Monday afternoon. He was headed for Kirinyaga ahead of the Mashujaa Day celebrations.
This was after residents urged him to lift the daily, dusk to dawn nationwide containment measure which was imposed to curb the spread of Covid-19.
According to the president, he and his team would work on ways of lifting the curfew, but added he did not want to speak too early.
But President Uhuru named continuous adherence to Ministry of Health guidelines as a key determinant for the lifting of curfew.
He also urged that Kenyans were free to live as they wish, provided that they protect themselves from the pandemic that has killed millions worldwide.
The head of state however revealed that he was happy that Kenyans followed the laid down guidelines by MOH.
He said Kenyans bore more children as a results of going home early thanks to the curfew.
“I’m also happy to say that I’m very contented, you know why? Because, these days, you go home early and you are now multiplying, or who do you think will vote tomorrow if you don’t multiply?”
This comes as Kenya had administered 4.5 million vaccine dosses by October 16, 2021. Those partially vaccinated were 3,291,192 while the fully vaccinated 1,208,987.
Health CS Mutahi Kagwe on October 4 announced the extension of the dusk-to-dawn curfew for 30 more days.
The Health Ministry also announced that the re-opening of the country depended on vaccination numbers.