President Uhuru Kenyatta has announced the reopening of Schools, restaurants and sporting activities which will be allowed to resume under strict health guidelines.
Kenyatta made the announcement as the East African country marked Labour Day, the second in a COVID-ravaged environment.
The president announced the lifting of a lockdown that affected five counties considered to be high-risk areas adding that the nationwide nighttime curfew was also lifted to 10:00pm from 8pm local time
Kenya has now recorded 160,053 COVID-19 infections with 2,744 deaths, according to the latest figures from the Ministry of health with massive vaccination exercise is currently underway in efforts to contain the pandemic
The restrictions that have lasted since March 26 were prompted by a spike in daily new infections and deaths.
Kenyatta however extended a ban on political gatherings indefinitely as he urged Kenyans to continue adhering to the laid down protocols including the mandatory wearing of face masks.