List of Essential Services Providers Allowed to Operate Beyond Curfew Hours

On Friday 26 March 2021, President Uhuru Kenyatta announced new restrictions to contain the spread of Covid-19 in the country.

In the new directives, a nationwide dusk to dawn curfew shall run from 10 pm to 4 am. A lockdown was imposed in the counties of Nairobi, Kiambu, Machakos, Kajiando and Nakuru.The curfew hours for these five counties were also adjusted to run from 8 Pm to 4 am in the morning.

However, there are a number of essential services providers who have been exempted from these restrictions. Here is a list of them:

1. Medical professionals- These include those working in the Health Sector among them Doctors, Nurses, Clinical Officers, Lab Technicians, Medical Engineers, and  Pharmacists.

2. Health workers- These include Public Health officers, Community health officers, assistants, and volunteers.

3. National security officers- These include all categories of the Kenya Defense Forces; the army, airforce, and Navy.

4. Licensed pharmaceutical companies- all companies licensed to produce and distribute chemicals and drugs.

5. Licensed media houses and broadcasters- These include all registered TV and Radio Stations, Newspapers producers as well as the press.

6. Kenya Railways Corporation staff- all people working in the Kenya Railways firm.

7. Kenya Ports Authority staff- all people working in ports and harbors.

7. Kenya Pipeline Corporation staff- all people working in the pipeline industry.

8. Kenya Pipeline Company and distribution staff

9. Water service providers- all people providing water and sanitation services.

10. Kenya Revenue Authority staff- all those working in the KRA firm.

11. Kenya Airport Authority staff- airport officials.

12. Kenya Airways staff- all those working with Kenya Airways corporation.

13. Kenya Civil Aviation Authority staff

14. Licensed supermarkets and mini markets and supermarkets- these include those working in major stores, hypermarkets, and wholesalers.

15. Fire brigade and emergency response services- these include firefighters and other emergency service providers such as divers and ambulances.

16. Licensed security firms- these include all registered security companies such as G4S, Lavington, and many more.

17. Postal courier services- these include post offices staff and courier firms such as Wells Fargo and G4S.