The government has ordered all Kenyan employers to release their employees not later than 4 pm to ensure they comply with the dusk-to-dawn curfew imposed last week by President Kenyatta.
In a gazette notice dated Wednesday, April 1st, Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang’i said this will ensure all Kenyans are at home by 7 pm.
CS Matiang’i said the order affects employees offering non-critical and non-essential services.
The countrywide curfew running between 7 pm and 5 am is part of measures put in place by the government to stem the spread of coronavirus in the country.
Medical professionals, health workers, critical and essential services providers are exempted from the daily restriction.
Critical and essential service providers include administration officers, public health and county sanitation officers, pharmacies and drug stores, media personnel, among others.
On Wednesday, Kenya confirmed 22 new cases of Covid-19, pushing the total number of infections to 81.
The new patients include eighteen Kenyans, two Pakistan citizens and two Cameroon nationals. 13 out of the 22 new cases are males while the rest are females.
7 of the latest cases were recorded in Mombasa, 2 in Kiambu while Kakamega, Kilifi, Machakos, Murang’a, Nairobi, and Nyamira registered one case each.