Restaurants operating past 4pm warned – Government. The government has warned restaurants that are operating past 4pm threatening it will permanently withdraw their permits with Head of Public Health saying that restaurants are only allowed to operate until 4pm, despite extension of the dusk-to-dawn curfew to 9pm.

Dr Francis Kuria warns “If we withdraw your permit, it is withdrawn permanently….don’t bother reapplying, we will make sure it does not go through.”

Concluding, he said despite President Uhuru Kenyatta extending the curfew, some restaurants took it upon themselves to extend their operating hours to as late as 10pm with some serving alcohol as the main “menu”.

“The president extended curfew time for those who want to do meaningful business do it. As a ministry we are reviewing the protocols in use for the operations of eateries and restaurants and will be released to the public in due course,” he added. Police officers have been instructed to crack down on those flouting this directive.

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