Jubilations as president Uhuru lifts lockdown, curfew to remain but with adjusted time from 8pm to 10pm

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BY JOAN WANJIKU,NAIROBI,1ST MAY,2021-President Uhuru Kenyatta on Saturday May 1st,2021  announced a lifting of the lockdown in the Covid-19 high risk zone of five counties.

The President had on March 26 announced that there was cessation of movement into and out of the counties of Nairobi, Kiambu, Kajiado, Machakos and Nakuru as a block.

In his speech on Labour Day celebrations at State House, Nairobi, on Saturday, he said the curfew will remain from 10pm to 4am.

Bars will be allowed to operate until 7pm.

Uhuru also announced that schools will reopen this month as planned. There had been concerns on whether schools would reopen with surging Covid-19 cases.

Uhuru’s lifting of the lockdown comes as businesspeople and Kenyans at large raised concerns about the state of the economy following restrictions.

Activists had on Saturday convened in Nairobi’s CBD and planned a protest march to State House to demonstrate against the measures causing pain in Kenyans’ pockets.

Police however stopped protesters in their tracks.

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