President Uhuru Kenyatta has announced the end of the restriction of movement in and out of Eastleigh in Nairobi and Old Town in Mombasa.
In a televised address to the nation right from State House on Saturday, June 6, the President declared that the areas shall be opened effective June 4.
“I direct that the cessation of movement in Eastleigh and Old Town Mombasa shall lapse at 4 am on June 7.”The cessation of movement in Kilifi and Kwale Counties shall also lapse at 4 am on June 7,” he stated.
He, however, stated that the ban of all forms of gathering including bars would be extended by another 30 days.
He noted that the precautionary measures instituted by the government had aided in reducing the infection rates in the county. He further noted that relaxing the measures by any bit would lead to more infections and deaths by the end of 2020.
“Relaxing measures by 40percent, infections would peak in November with 300,000 infections and 40,000 deaths. Relaxing by 60 percent would peak infections in October to 450,000 and 45,000 deaths,” an instance he stated.