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Ecstatic Kenyans Prepare For First Weekend Minus Curfew


Oct 22, 2021

Police in Nairobi are on high alert as the nation plans to start its first weekend since the lifting up of the countrywide dusk-to-dawn curfew.

President Uhuru lifted the dusk-to-dawn curfew during Mashujaa Day Celebrations on Wednesday 20th October.

Addressing the media on telephone, different Sub-County leaders have encouraged Kenyans to observe law and order in the realization that the Covid-19 pandemic is still around.

Kasarani Sub County Commander Peter Mwanzo advised Kenyans not to pull out all stops as they have a ball saying Covid-19 is still very much with us.

“Kenyans are allowed to have a ball serenely, however they ought to remember that the pandemic is still with us. On the off chance that we drop our guard, we may be forced to revert to lockdown,” he said.

Various sectors including night transport were virtually crippled.

He said it has been quite a while, and the people who need to drink ought to go out and have a good time yet quietly and decently.

Police have also dismissed a report doing rounds on social media that they intend to mount roadblocks along major roads in the city starting Friday to net drunk drivers.

Langata Sub County Commander Benjamin Mwathi said he had not gotten any correspondence from the base camp to that effect.

The police are said to have benefited from the curfew by mounting illegal roadblocks.

“We have not gotten any communication on the matter, however, we urge citizens to exercise caution and responsibility as they go out this weekend”, said Mwathi.

Addressing the media by telephone, Jackson Obunga who lives in Nairobi’s Fedha Estate said he will go out on Friday to celebrate after so long without visiting his cherished joints.

“It looks like I’ve been in jail, I will take off from my home at 2 pm, and might return tomorrow first thing at 5 am,” he said.

He was among many other Kenyans who thanked the president and moved around with relief on their faces.

Ken Milimi, another Nairobi resident, said he was cheerful and will visit his old rhumba joint on Friday and have a couple of jugs with his companions.

“It will be a weekend like no other following year and a half without going out, the time has come to do what we specialize in,” Milimi said.

Bars and cafés in Nairobi are a bee colony of exercises as proprietors prepare for the approaching weekend with a majority of them restocking their premises with all manner of brew and alcohol.

Trucks from various distilleries have been spotted dropping containers of lager and different beverages prepared for the weekend.

Bar proprietors attempt to outdo their competitors by repainting, tidying, and giving their premises a new look.

It has also been established that the number of business entrepreneurs who have arranged to apply for the club permit by the Alcoholic Drink Control Act of 2010 has significantly increased since President Kenyatta’s declaration on Wednesday.

Revelers are all excited as the secrets of the night beckon, alluringly.

Grocery stores have not been left out as retailers convey new advertisements of offers in the purchase of assorted beverages.

President Kenyatta on Wednesday lifted the cross countrywide dusk-to-dawn curfew.

Kenyatta made the declaration on Wednesday during the 58th Mashujaa Day festivities at the Wang’uru Stadium  Kirinyaga County.

“I, therefore, direct that the countrywide curfew that has been in effect from March 27, 2020, be and is hereby vacated with immediate effect,” he announced amidst euphoric applause from across Kenya.

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