Speaking during the 58th Mashujaa day celebrations at the Wang’uru stadium in Kirinyaga County, His Excellency President Uhuru Kenyatta announced the vacation of the dusk to dawn curfew which had been in effect since march 27, 2020.
The President acknowledged Kenya had vaccinated five million adults, and that the rate of Covid-19 had decreased over the last two weeks, characterised by a positivity rate of below five per cent. Nonetheless, the President cautioned Kenyans to observe the Ministry of Health containment measures.
With the lift, operations in the hospitality industry are now back to normal. According to government data collected in collaboration with the Kenya Private Sector Alliance, travel and tourism was the most hit last year where about 3.1 million jobs were affected. This includes hotel employees, pubs and restaurants, tour operators, airlines, travel agents and their related suppliers and support services. This was the time international travel came to a near stop costing Kenya a loss of about KShs. 130.9 Billion in potential tourism revenues.