Uhuru relaxes cessation of movement into and out of Kilifi, Kwale counties

Cessation of movement

President Uhuru Kenyatta has announced the lifting of the cessation of movement into and out of Kwale and Kilifi counties.

The President also lifted Cessation of movement into and out of Eastleigh and Old Town from 4am June 7, 2020.

However, the President announced the extension of the nationwide curfew by another 30 days.

The President however, relaxed the curfew hours which will now be between 9 pm to 4 am from June 7, 2020.

He also extended the cessation of movement into and out of the Nairobi Metropolitan Area, Mombasa and Mandera by another 30 days.

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“We must accept that we are not dealing with a right or wrong opinion we are caught in between two rights. Those who want to open the economy are right and those opposed to opening the economy are also right,” he said.

The President said that if the country had not taken the containment measures the rate of infections would have peaked and by the end of August.

Approximately 75,000 Kenyans would have lost their lives and 800,000 infections.

“We must speak truthfully to each other. The rate of infection in Kenya would have been very high had we not taken the measures we took,” said the President

The country’s incidence had spiked to 3.1 per cent from 2.1 per cent since the last extension.

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