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Kenya COVID-19 Regulation Updates

Written by Vicky Daley
on April 15, 2020

Important update: From 1st December 2020, Libryo stopped updating this blog and it is no longer live. Check out Libryo’s solution which helps you keep track of the latest updates specific to your operations, from COVID-19 regulation to EHS law. Learn more here.

Libryo was using its regulatory tracking technology to keep this live blog of new law relevant to the COVID-19 pandemic. Any new updates provided highlights of the legislation, key publication information and dates as well as links to the sources.


 

Live updates of COVID-19 regulations for

Kenya

Kenya
Click here to see COVID-19 updates for other countries.

 

Last Updated: Monday 1 June 2020

Plant Protection Act: (Fees and Charges) (Amendment) Rules, 2020

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The Cabinet Secretary for Agriculture, Livestock, Fisheries and Co-operatives of Kenya has published rules with effect from 29 April 2020 to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic that exempts tea, coffee, herbs and spices from requirements to pay certain charges for 2 years for certain inspections and phytosanitary certificates.

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Published in Terms of Public Health Act 38 of 1921

Gazette Number: 63

Notice Number: 79

Publication Date: 29 April 2020

Effective Date: 29 April 2020

Source: http://kenyalaw.org/kl/fileadmin/pdfdownloads/LegalNotices/2020/LN57_2020.pdf

 © 2020 National Council. All rights reserved.


 
Public Order Act: (State Curfew) Variation Order, 2020

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The Cabinet Secretary for Interior and Co-ordination of National Government of Kenya has published an order with effect from 17 April 2020 to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic with effect from 6 April 2020 that makes Kenya Ferry Services and its employees and officers engaged in transporting food supplies and other cargo exempt from the state curfew.

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Published in Terms of Public Health Act 38 of 1921

Gazette Number: 46

Notice Number: 57

Publication Date: 17 April 2020

Effective Date: 17 April 2020

Source: http://kenyalaw.org/kl/fileadmin/pdfdownloads/LegalNotices/2020/LN57_2020.pdf

 © 2020 National Council. All rights reserved.


 
Public Health Act: (Covid-19 Restriction of Movement of Persons and Related Measures) (Nairobi Metropolitan Area) Order, 2020

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The Cabinet Secretary for Health of Kenya has published an order to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic with effect from 6 April 2020 that applies the Public Health (COVID-19 Restriction of Movement of Persons and Related Measures) Rules, 2020 in the Nairobi Metropolitan Area and declares it to be an infected area.

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Published in Terms of Public Health Act 38 of 1921

Notice Number: 51

Publication Date: 6 April 2020

Effective Date: 6 April 2020

Source: http://kenyalaw.org/kl/fileadmin/pdfdownloads/LegalNotices/2020/LN51_2020.pdf

 © 2020 National Council. All rights reserved.


 
Public Health Act: (Covid-19 Restriction of Movement of Persons and Related Measures) Variation Rules, No. 2 of 2020

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The Cabinet Secretary for Health of Kenya has published rules to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic with effect from 17 April 2020 that prohibit transportation by ferries within infected areas outside the hours of 5:30 am and 6:30 pm each day.

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Published in Terms of Public Health Act 38 of 1921

Gazette Number: 47

Notice Number: 58

Publication Date: 17 April 2020

Effective Date: 17 April 2020

Source: http://kenyalaw.org/kl/fileadmin/pdfdownloads/LegalNotices/2020/LN58_2020.pdf

 © 2020 National Council. All rights reserved.


 
Public Health Act: (Covid-19 Restriction of Movement of Persons and Related Measures) Rules, 2020

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The Cabinet Secretary for Health of Kenya has published rules to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic with effect from 6 April 2020 that require physical distancing and the wearing of face masks in public places and provision by businesses of hand sanitiser in infected areas, prohibit non-essential transport moving into and from infected areas and restrict the capacity of passenger transport services in infected areas.

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Published in Terms of Public Health Act 38 of 1921

Gazette Number: 41

Notice Number: 50

Publication Date: 6 April 2020

Effective Date: 6 April 2020

Source: http://kenyalaw.org/kl/fileadmin/pdfdownloads/LegalNotices/2020/LN50_2020.pdf

 © 2020 National Council. All rights reserved.


 
Public Health Act (Prevention, Control and Suppression of Covid-19) Regulations, 2020

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The Cabinet Secretary for Health has published regulations to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic, with effect from 3 April 2020, that require notification of suspected cases of COVID-19 infection, require businesses to obey directions from the Cabinet Secretary, and regulate the funeral arrangements for persons who have died from COVID-19.

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Published in Terms of Public Health Act 38 of 1921

Gazette Number: 39

Notice Number: 49

Publication Date: 3 April 2020

Effective Date: 3 April 2020

Source: http://kenyalaw.org/kl/fileadmin/pdfdownloads/LegalNotices/2020/LN49_2020.pdf

 © 2020 National Council. All rights reserved.


 
Public Order Act: (State Curfew) Variation Order, 2020

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The Cabinet Secretary for Interior and Co-ordination of National Government of Kenya has published an order to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic that requires employers to ensure that staff who are not essential or critical services providers leave work no later than 4 pm each day with effect from 30 March 2020.

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Published in Terms of Public Health Act 38 of 1921

Gazette Number: 35

Notice Number: 43

Publication Date: 2 March 2020

Effective Date: 2 March 2020

Source: http://kenyalaw.org/kl/fileadmin/pdfdownloads/LegalNotices/2020/LN43_2020.pdf

 © 2020 National Council. All rights reserved.


 
Public Health Act: (Declaration of Formidable Epidemic Disease) Order 2020

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The Cabinet Secretary for Interior and Co-ordination of National Government of Kenya has published an order to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic that requires employers to ensure that staff who are not essential or critical services providers leave work no later than 4 pm each day with effect from 30 March 2020.

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Published in Terms of Public Health Act 38 of 1921

Gazette Number: 31

Notice Number: 37

Publication Date: 2 March 2020

Effective Date: 2 March 2020

Source: http://kenyalaw.org/kl/fileadmin/pdfdownloads/LegalNotices/2020/LN37_2020.pdf

 © 2020 National Council. All rights reserved.


Last Updated: Friday 9 April 2020

The Public Order (State Curfew) Order, 2020

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The Cabinet Secretary for Interior and Co-ordination of National Government of Kenya has published the the Public Order (State Curfew) Order, 2020 (the "Order").

Amongst others, the Order:

-establishes a curfew which applies to the entire Republic of Kenya between the hours of 5pm and 5am and
-prohibits public gatherings, processions or movement, except as permitted, in writing.

The Order shall remain in effect for a period of 30 days from 27 March 2020.

This notification has been included for information purposes only, despite the fact that the Order may not impose obligations on your organisation.

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Published in terms of Constitution of Kenya 2010

Notice Number: No. 36

Effective Date: 27 March 2020

Source: http://www.parliament.go.ke/

 © Copyright Government of Kenya. All rights reserved.


 

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