Bars and restaurants have been allowed to resume operations partially as curfew extended for another two months.
Giving the directive today in a National Covid-19 Conference held in Nairobi today September 28th, President Uhuru Kenyatta gave bar owners a go ahead to open their businesses in line with Covid guidelines.
“The prohibition against the operation of bars and the prohibition against the sale of alcoholic drinks and beverages by ordinary restaurants and eateries shall stand vacated,” he said.
He however issued a redline to operators saying they will be required to close at 10PM every day so that give time to patrons to leave to their homes by 11PM when curfew commences to 4AM.
Uhuru in his address, cautioned Kenyans that taking chances may resuscitate a second wave of Covid-19 in the country.
“The nationwide curfew is extended for a further 60 days, the dusk-to-dawn curfew will run from 11 p.m. to 4 a.m. while bars and eateries will be open until 10 p.m…Unaweza kukunywa pombe (You can now drink alcohol),” he added.
Wedding can now be attended by 200 persons while schools may not be reopening anytime soon until the virus is cleared from the country.
Bar owners have been pushing the State to allow them resume job citing double standards as political players have been holding their rallies with alot of freedom.
BREAKING: President Kenyatta extends nationwide wide dusk-to-dawn COVID-19 curfew for another 60 days from 11pm to 4am. Lifts order prohibiting the sale of alcohol in bars from tomorrow. Directs bars to be closed by 10pm pic.twitter.com/f75CcWgEjD
— Citizen TV Kenya (@citizentvkenya) September 28, 2020