- President Uhuru Kenyatta says the nationwide curfew has been lifted with immediate effect.
- He further assured that electricity costs shall reduce by December 24.
President Uhuru Kenyatta has announced lifting of the nationwide dusk-dawn curfew taking effect immediately.
Speaking during Mashujaa Day event at Wang’uru Stadium in Kirinyaga County, President Kenyatta said the decision followed a recommendation from the National Emergency Response Committee.
This was after consultations held among the stakeholders saw a review of the COVID-19 existing containment measures.
Despite the COVID-19 hit that struck Kenya in March 2020, President Kenyatta expressed hope in the economy’s recovery.
“With the Covid-19 crisis, our state of mind as a government has been one of finding opportunities in every problem occasioned by it…while the global economy contracted by 3.6%, our economy grew by 0.3% & this year it is expected to grow by 6 percent,” Kenyatta added.
Uhuru on fuel costs
While reviewing the fuel cost menace, he reiterated that cost reviews of electricity costs shall take effect by end of the year.
“Electricity prices will reduce by 30% before 24th December. I look forward to Kenyans being relieved of the burden of high tariffs by Christmas Day,” the commander-in-chief added.
He did not forget the significance of the day, saying that a 582 kilometre Mau Mau Road to honour the freedom fighters is under construction.
“The Mau Mau road will be the single longest road constructed in Kenya since independence. It runs through Meru County, from Kieni through Mara, through Embu County through to Nyeri County. This is longer than the Nairobi-Mombasa Highway by 140 kilometres,” the President said.