Curfew lifted, two thirds capacity for religious places of worship, nothing about fans in stadia

Curfew lifted, two thirds capacity for religious places of worship, nothing about fans in stadia

Even as these restrictions have been eased, there was no mention of sports, which had been allowed to resume but without fans in stadia.

Fans at a previous international fixture at Kasarani

President Uhuru Kenyatta has lifted the nationwide curfew that has been in place since March 2020 when the first case of Covid 19 was reported in Kenya.

Addressing the nation from the Wanguru Stadium in Kirinyaga County during the state celebrations for Mashujaa Day, Kenyatta said, “"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.”

He had earlier allowed religious gatherings to hold their sessions at two thirds capacity.

Even as these restrictions have been eased, there was no mention of sports, which had been allowed to resume but without fans in stadia.

This comes at a time when local leagues in basketball, football, rugby, handball have just begun their new seasons.

Indeed, the Kenya Rugby Union will host the Safari Sevens in slightly over ten days’ time but it remains unclear whether there will be fans allowed into the venue at the Nyayo National Stadium.

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