President Uhuru Kenyatta has now banned the movement by road, rail or air in and out in and out of the Nairobi metropolitan area with effect from Monday, April 6, 2020.

President Kenyatta, addressing the nation at State House, said the move is aimed at combating the spread of the coronavirus to other parts of the country since 82% of Kenya’s reported cases have been recorded in Nairobi.

The Head of State also banned movement in and out of three counties on the Coastal strip – Kilifi, Kwale and Mombasa – where an additional 14% of the country’s cases have been recorded.

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President Kenyatta State Address PHOTO| COURTESY

“The cessation of movement within the Nairobi metropolitan area shall be for an initial containment period of 21 days with effect from 7pm on Monday April 6, 2020,” said President Kenyatta.

“The cessation of movement within the counties of Kilifi, Kwale and Mombasa shall be for an initial containment period of 21 days with effect from 7pm on Wednesday, April 8, 2020. In the intervening period, movement in and out of the Coastal strip shall be limited.”

He designated the Nairobi metropolitan area as the following places: Nairobi city county; parts of Kiambu County upto Chania River bridge, Thika, Rironi, Ndenderu, Kiambu Town; parts of Machakos County upto Athi River including Kathani; parts of Kajiado County including Kitengela, Kiserian, Ongata Rongai, and Ngong town.

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