The decision by Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta to reopen the economy while leaving learning institutions closed has been met with mixed reactions in the East African nation.

In the capital Nairobi, bar owners began picking up pieces, six months since the coronavirus pandemic forced them to close their businesses.

On Monday, Kenyatta lifted the ban on the sale of alcohol.

Scratch Bar Nairobi Proprietor, Moses Wang’ondu welcomed the announcement.

Wang’ondu says, “It has been gloomy, no income, my employees have been having problems, I have been having problems with my landlord because some of the landlords want their rent, so of us also have a lot of obligations and is has been very hectic for us.”

In the video below, SABC Kenya Correspondent, Sarah Kimani filed the story:


Kenya has extended the nationwide curfew put in place to curb the spread of the coronavirus, it will end two hours later, at 11pm.

The East African nation has since registered 38 115 COVID-19 cases and 691 fatalities since its first case on March 13.

In the video below, Kimani is interviewed on the relaxation of lockdown regulations in Kenya: