Uhuru suspends physical learning, all worship gatherings in Nairobi, Kajiado, Machakos, Kiambu and Nakuru


Uhuru suspends physical learning, all worship gatherings in Nairobi, Kajiado, Machakos, Kiambu and Nakuru
President Uhuru Kenyatta addressing the Nation on the COVID-19 situation in the country. PHOTO| COURTESY

President Uhuru Kenyatta has suspended all worship gatherings in the counties of Nairobi, Kajiado, Machakos, Kiambu and Nakuru as apart of measures to contain the spread of COVID-19 infections in the country.

The ban which takes effect from Saturday, March 27 will remain in force until further notice.

“That all physical/In-person and congregational worship in ALL places of worship in the Counties of Nairobi, Kajiado, Machakos, Kiambu and Nakuru stands suspended until otherwise notified,” said Kenyatta.

In regard to the other 42 counties congregational worship shall continue to be conducted in keeping with the one-third rule and in
accordance with the guidelines of the Inter-Faith Council.

Addressing the Nation on the COVID-19 situation in the country, President Kenyatta said Nairobi, Kajiado, Machakos, Kiambu and Nakuru have been declared disease infected areas, noting that they account for 70 percent of the country’s total infections.

The President also suspended all on-going physical learning in all our education institutions including universities and colleges. Only candidates will be allowed in schools.

“With respect to Education in Kenya, there shall be the immediate suspension of all on-going physical learning in all our education institutions including universities and tertiary and vocational colleges, other than for candidates sitting for their examinations and those in medical training
institutions, until otherwise notified,” said Kenyatta.

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