The government caused confusion in Nairobi and Kiambu counties on Saturday night after erecting police roadblocks at various points along Thika Superhighway.
Although there was no prior notice, authorities were enforcing the curfew that starts at 8pm in Nairobi, Kajiado, Machakos, Nakuru, and Kiambu counties.
Thousands of motorists were stranded on the busy highway, with the traffic police insisting that they spend the night in their vehicles.
However, the barricades were removed a few minutes past midnight.
Frustrated Kenyans flooded social media to criticise the government over the decision.
A hashtag #RevolutionNow was started, with Twitter activists rallying Kenyans to rebel against President Uhuru Kenyatta’s administration.
However, controversial political commentator Mutahi Ngunyi laughed off the revolution call, saying that Kenyans are cowards.
Ngunyi dared the public to revolt against the Head of State.
“GOVERNMENT should not be BULLIED by COWARDS on social media. If they want a REVOLUTION, tell them to BRING it on.
“In FACT, let’s begin the REVOLUTION at 9PM TONIGHT on Thika Road! ZERO. These COWARDS will be at home by 6pm after yesterday. Bure Kabisa!,” he said.
In the meantime, some motorists will have to spend the night on various roads in the Nairobi metropolitan area after the police barricaded key points.
Earlier in the day, the authorities released a statement, stating that the curfew would be enforced from 8pm without fear or favour.