No curfews during Ramadhan, Uhuru says
18 June 2015, 16:00
Nairobi - There will be no curfews during the holy month of Ramadhan, President Uhuru Kenyatta has said.
The President says that in respect of the country's Muslims, he would agree to have the curfews which currently affect the northern parts of the country as well as the Coast to be reviewed.
At the moment, Mandera, Wajir, Garissa, Lamu and Tana River counties are under curfew due to the effect of terrorism in the regions.
The curfews usually take effect from 6.30 PM to 6.30 AM.
The Holy Month of Ramadhan kicks off Thursday all over the world.
" It is important that we respect our Muslim brothers and sisters and enable them go through with their month of prayer without restrictions," he said Thursday.
Kenya has been on high alert after Shabaab militants threatened to attack the country during Ramadhan.
President Kenyatta Wednesday stated that he would not pull the country's forces out of Somalia regardless of the supposed threat posed by the Shabaab.
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