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Uhuru bans political gatherings for 30 days, extends curfew

Uhuru bans political gatherings for 30 days, extends curfew

President Uhuru Kenyatta has banned all political gatherings for the next 30 days from midnight Friday, in measures meant to contain the third wave of the Covid-19 pandemic in the country.

In this regard, the Head of State directed the police to ensure the directive is strictly effected, without any regard to one’s status in society.

“All forms of political gatherings are hereby prohibited for a period of 30 days starting midnight today. This should be followed regardless of the political or social standing,” he said.

In the new measures announced on Friday, President Kenyatta also extended the daily 10pm-4am curfew by a further 60 days, adding that all bars and social joints shall also be closed by 9pm.

The Head of State said the decision was arrived at after public health experts advised him against lifting the movement order, arguing that the Covid-19 infections would skyrocket as they did after easing of containment measures in September last year.

The President announced the capping of wedding and funeral attendees to a maximum of 100 people.

“Funerals shall be done within 72 hours. Ceremonies limited to the family at 100 people. Weddings capped at 100 people.”

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