Modern Coast Suspends Night Bus Travel Ahead of Government Curfew

Modern Coast Express bus company has suspended its night services following President Uhuru Kenyatta’s declaration of a national curfew from Friday, 27th March.

In a post through their Twitter account on Thursday, Modern Coast said: “Due to the latest presidential directive that introduced a curfew in Kenya between 7pm and 5am, we have swiftly made operational changes effective 27th March.

The management said it would no longer operate night buses from Mombasa to upcountry destinations and vice versa until further notice.

The company has revised its day travel schedules from Nairobi to upcountry destinations and vice versa as follows:

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▪️ Nairobi to Busia – 8.15am and 8.45am.
▪️ Nairobi to Usenge – 7.30am and 8am.
▪️ Nairobi to Mumias – 9am and 9.45am.
▪️ Nairobi to Kendu Bay–7.45am and 9.30am.
▪️ Nairobi to Malaba– 8.30am.
▪️ Nairobi to Homa Bay – 8.25am and 9.15am.
▪️ Nairobi to Kitale–7.30am.
▪️ Nairobi to Siaya – 8.50am.

The company will also operate day schedules from Nairobi to Mombasa and vice versa as per the timings below:
▪️ Nairobi to Mombasa–8.30am (Normal Bus)
▪️ Nairobi to Mombasa–9am (Oxygen Bus)

On Wednesday, 25th March, addressing the nation from State House, Nairobi, President Uhuru Kenyatta declared a nationwide curfew from 7pm to 5am starting Friday in a bid to curb the spread of novel COVID-19 in the country.

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The President warned that he would not hesitate to impose a total lockdown if Kenyans continue ignoring government directives.

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