President Declares Daily Curfew Within Kenyan Territory

President Uhuru Kenyatta has declared a daily curfew, running from 7pm to 5am within Kenyan territory, effective from Friday, 27th March.

This is in an effort to curb the spread of the coronavirus pandemic.

On Tuesday evening, 24th March, Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe declared that Kenyans are undisciplined.

This is after some were seen to have disobeyed some of the measures put in place by the government to contain Covid-19.

Prior to the presidential address, the government, through the Government’s Spokesperson’s official Twitter account, had dismissed claims of a possible lockdown, urging Kenyans not to entertain statements that not been verified.

Also, the government urged Kenyans to remain calm, and only accept information provided by the government through the Ministry of Health and the Government’s Spokesperson, Col (Rtd) Cyrus Oguna.

The government has put on notice individuals peddling rumours and fake news on the Covid-19 outbreak.

A section of Kenyans have been speculating that a lockdown was looming following the confirmation of nine more coronavirus cases.

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M Nyongesa

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