The government has revised the curfew hours for the 13 counties in the western side of the country.

In Kenya Gazette notice dated June 17, 2020, Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang’i imposed a 7pm to 4am curfew on the COVID-19 hotspot of Kisumu county and her neighbours, that will run for at least 30 days.

“This Order shall apply during the hours of darkness between seven o’clock in the evening and four o’clock in the morning with effect from the 18th of June, 2021 and shall remain in effect for a period of thirty days thereof,” reads the Gazette notice.

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Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang’i imposed a 7pm to 4am curfew on the COVID-19 hotspot of Kisumu county and her neighbours. PHOTO/COURTESY

The gazette notice adds:

“This Order shall apply to Bomet, Bungoma, Busia, Homabay, Kakamega, Kericho, Kisii, Kisumu, Migori, Nyamira, Siaya, Trans Nzoia and Vihiga Counties of the Republic of Kenya.”

Essential services providers have been exempted from the curfew and this include but not limited to medical professionals and health workers, licensed pharmaceuticals companies, pharmacies and drug stores, national security officers and National Government administration officers, licensed security firms, cargo transporters and licensed broadcasters and media houses.

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