Government announces resumption of night travel but with strict adherence to health protocols

Physical distancing, wearing of masks and use if sanitisers to remain in place.

In Summary

• In a statement on Friday, Macharia said the government shall continue to encourage the compliance of the Ministry of Health protocols while on board.

• Macharia said this would complement the governments efforts to get its citizenry vaccinated and fast track economic recovery.

Transport CS James Macharia.
Transport CS James Macharia.
Image: WANGECHI WANG'ONDU

Night travels can now resume, Transport CS James Macharia has announced.

In a statement on Friday, Macharia said the government shall continue to encourage the compliance of Ministry of Health protocols while on board.

“We are encouraging members of the transport fraternity to embrace Covid-19 vaccination in line with the sector," he said.

Macharia said this would complement the governments efforts to get its citizenry vaccinated and fast track economic recovery.

"I thank the leadership and the workers in the transport sector for their relentless support to the government efforts of mitigating he spread of Covid-19 virus," he said.

President Uhuru Kenyatta on Wednesday, during the 58th Mashujaa Day celebrations at the Wang'uru Stadium in Kirinyaga county, announced the lifting of the nationwide dusk-to-dawn curfew, effective immediately.

This, as the government moves to fully re-open the economy.

"I hereby order that the nationwide dusk to dawn curfew that has been in effect from March 27, 2020, be and is hereby vacated with immediate effect," Uhuru announced.

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Edited by D Tarus