Allowing bars to open until 7pm doesn't make sense

President Uhuru Kenyatta

President Uhuru Kenyatta delivers his address at this year's Labour Day celebrations at State House, Nairobi.

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Labour Day • President Uhuru Kenyatta’s Labour Day speech in which he allowed bars to open until 7pm does not make sense to Ed Mwiti. Says he: “A majority of bar patrons work until 5pm, and given the heavy traffic jams, another 30 or 40 minutes will be spent on the road, leaving bars with only an hour for business. This will only benefit the crooked police enforcing the curfew.” His contact is


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