President Uhuru Kenyatta on Friday ordered for the cessation of all forms of movement into and out of the counties of Nairobi, Machakos, Kajiado, Kiambu and Nakuru until further notice.
According to President Uhuru, the five counties account for 60 percent of Kenya’s COVID-19 caseload, and therefore has been designated as a “disease-infected area”.
This means that starting midnight tonight, persons within these counties will be not be allowed to move out, neither will persons from the other 42 counties allowed to enter the zoned area, be it by road, rail or air.
Cessation of movement explained…
At first, Kenyans were confused whether the cessation of movement order meant that a resident living in Nairobi shall not be allowed to move into Kiambu, Nakuru, Kajiado and Machakos counties and vice versa.
The five counties are now a one Zoned Area. One can move freely within the five counties. However, you will not be able to leave and enter the Zoned Area.
According to the Chief of Staff at the Office of the President, Nzioka Waita, the cessation of movement “is in and out of the five counties (Nairobi, Kiambu, Machakos, Kajiado and Nakuru) as One Zoned Area.”