President Uhuru Issues 9 Fresh Covid-19 Rules After Meeting Raila, OKA leaders in Mombasa: President Uhuru Kenyatta has issued nine directives regarding the covid-19 pandemic in the country.
The measures were issued at Mombasa State House on Wednesday, August 18 in a statement that was sent to the newsrooms.
The measures include:
The hours of curfew in the territory of the Republic of Kenya shall continue to be observed from 10.00 pm to 4.00 am for a further containment period of 60 days. Office of President Page 4 of 7 Consequently, the differentiated curfew hours and specific restrictions for the previously identified COVID19 hotspot zones of Kisumu, Siaya, Homabay, Migori, Busia, Kakamega, Vihiga, Bungoma, Kisii, Nyamira, Kericho, Bomet, and Trans Nzoia Counties are lifted, and these Counties will now observe the nationwide curfew prescriptions as specified herein;
All physical/in-person public gatherings and meetings, including political rallies and campaign meetings for impending by-elections, are hereby suspended with immediate effect for a period of 60 days.
All other social gatherings, including weddings, celebrations of marriage or traditional unions, ceremonies of rites of passage, funeral/cremation ceremonies, and all other similar events or ceremonies, shall strictly adhere to the 100-person attendance limit as prescribed; Office of President Page 5 of 7.
In addition to the prevailing guidelines on funeral/interment ceremonies, and to further enhance compliance with the guidelines thereto, officiators and proprietors of funeral homes are to strictly adhere to the prescribed 96 hours of confirmation of death, and secure processing for burial within this period, failure to which appropriate action against management, staff, and premises shall be taken where exceptions are not justified; \5. Places of worship nationwide, shall continue to strictly adhere to the one third (1/3) rule for in personal worship and congregational worship, and protocols on hygiene and social distancing in accordance with the guidelines of the Inter-Faith Council;
Operations of bars, restaurants, and eateries shall continue as guided by the Ministry of Health guidelines, failure to which appropriate action against management, staff, patrons, and premises shall be taken;
National Government Administration Officers are to secure compliance with these directives without fail. Responsibility and consequence for a breach shall be borne by the National Government Administration Officers in whose jurisdiction the breach occurs;
In enforcing these measures all security sector agencies are directed to ensure that organizers and/or individual leaders, including senior public sector officials and political leaders, take personal responsibility and are held to account for any violation of the measures;
Measures contained herein extend the related containment measures outlined in Public Order No. 4 of 2021 issued vide the 16th Presidential Address of 29th June 2021. All other rules, guidelines, protocols not reviewed through this public order shall continue.
OKA, Mombasa State House, Mombasa, Migori, Kakamega,