Locked Counties reopened for Travel Until Sunday

By: Sumaya Hussein

(husseinsumaya1@gmail.com)

Government Spokesperson Cyrus Oguna during a press briefing on March 27 – Magdaline Saya, The Star

The government has reopened previously locked counties of Nairobi, Nakuru, Machakos, Kajiado and Kiambu for citizens to travel in and out, until Sunday 8pm.

In a press briefing on Saturday, Government Spokesperson Cyrus Oguna, said that the transition period is for Kenyans who may be stranded away from work places.

“This is also for students who may want to travel home after the closure of schools,” said Oguna.

He further added that all travelers with flight and SGR tickets have until Monday 12pm to travel, after which all travels will be suspended.

Oguna also said that individuals holding curfew passes will continue to use the old passes until the new ones are issued on Tuesday.

“This applies to healthcare workers and journalists among others,” he said.

President Uhuru Kenyatta on Friday announced cessation of movement in and out of the five locked counties, terming them as “disease infected areas”.

Citizens decried the short notice as the announcement left many stranded hence the need to revise the time limit.

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