Tough cessation regulations as Kenya’s Kenya’s COVID19 cases rise to over 150

New COVID19 Nairobi Metropolitan Regional boundariesPresident Uhuru Kenyatta has announced new and tougher regulations in the wake of a rise in the numbers of those who have tested positive for Coronavirus. The President noted a high case record in Nairobi Metropolitan and Coast region resulting to a cessation of movement of persons in and out of these regions.

The Head of State announced that there shall be cessation of all movement by road, rail or air in and out of:

(a)​the Nairobi Metropolitan Area; and

(b)​the counties of Kilifi, Kwale and Mombasa.

The cessation of movement within Nairobi Metropolitan Area shall be for an initial containment period of 21 days; with effect from 7:00 pm on Monday, 6th April, 2020.

The Nairobi Metropolitan Area is designated as Nairobi City County, Part of Kiambu County up to Chania River Bridge (Thika), including Rironi, Ndenderu, Kiambu Town; Part of Machakos County up to Athi-River, including Katani; Part of Kajiado County including Kitengela, Kiserian, Ongata Rongai and Ngong Town; and all other areas as set out in the Order.

The movement of food supplies and other cargo will continue as normal during the declared containment period through road, railway and air.

Cargo-carrying vehicle or vessel shall be charged to a single driver and designated assistants; all of whom shall be designated as such in writing by the owner or operator of the said vehicle or vessel with reference to that vehicle or vessel.

Accordingly these additional measures do not in any way vary the existing restrictions and measures, including the daily Nationwide Curfew from 7:00 P.M. to 5:00 A.M., in the entire territory of the Republic of Kenya.

The  President directed the Ministry of Sports, Culture, & Heritage to avail an additional support of Ksh. 100 M from the Sports Fund to our artists, actors and musicians, during the period of the covid-19 pandemic.

Full speech by the Head of State


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