President Uhuru Kenyatta, on Monday, announced the reopening of churches in phases but extended the closure of bars for another 30 days.
During a presser at Harambee house, the Head of State, the churches will have to comply with measures set in place before reopening their doors.
One of the conditions stated includes not more than 100 congregants per session, and each service should not last for more than one hour.
He added that people under the age of 13 years, those above 58 years as well as those with underlying conditions shouldn’t attend places of worship. He further suspended madrasas and Sunday school until further notice.
He said the congregational open would commence in phases. On their part, the public will attend church services under strict regulations and conformity.
President Uhuru Kenyatta said churches would open in less than three weeks after engaging with colleagues in the entire country.
“The prohibition against social and political gatherings, of whatever nature, is extended for a further period of 30 days. The restriction of the operation of bars to ‘take-away’ only, and the restrictions on the number of persons who can attend weddings and funerals is extended for a further period of 30 days,” added the President.
In addition, President Kenyatta ordered the Ministry of Education to address the public regarding when the 2020 academic calendar would resume for both tertiary institutions and primary education.