The cessation of movement in Nairobi Metropolitan Area, Mombasa and Mandera counties will lapse on Tuesday, June 7, 2020, President Uhuru Kenyatta has announced.
The president has however extended for a further 30 days the nationwide curfew currently in place between 9 pm and 5 am.
He warned that the country may return to lockdown if the trends worsen.
“In the next 21 days we shall study patterns of interactions. If there is any trends of worsening, we will have no choice but return to lock down at zero option.”
Uhuru said the decision to partially reopen the economy will bare fruits if Kenyans recognise that the exercise is a shared responsibility.
“Covid-19 responsibility is not a demand placed on self or the individual by the state. It is a duty that you individual owe your countrymen. A voluntary work of goodwill,” he added.
The president urged Kenyans to delay non-essential travel to upcountry.