President Uhuru Kenyatta has stopped the sale of alcoholic drinks in all eateries and restaurants in the country for the next 30 days.
Speaking on Monday, July 27 when he was addressing the nation on the state of COVID-19, Uhuru banned the sale of any alcoholic beverages or drinks in eateries or restaurants effective midnight today.
While warning of dire consequences for breaching the new measures, President Uhuru said that all bars should remain closed until further notice.
“When we de-escalated 21 days ago, I said that I would not hesitate to re-escalate again if reckless behaviour is widespread,” said President Uhuru.
Uhuru revealed that he has directed the Inspector General of Police to permanently withdraw the licenses of all bars operating in breach of this new directive.
Uhuru further warned that all the Ministry of Health measures will be strictly applied to all Kenyans irregardless of social status or rank in the society.