Individuals found partaking alcoholic beverages in eateries and restaurants risk paying a fine of Sh20,000, or a jail term of up to 6 months, or both, after President Uhuru Kenyatta banned the sale and consumption of alcohol in eateries and restaurants for 30 days. The penalties for the breach are set under the Public Health (Prevention, Control and Suppression of Covid-19) rules, 2020 developed by the government in March 202o. The ban is part of the resolutions of a 4-hour long meeting between the Head of State and County Governors to assess the Covid-19 situation in the country and develop measures to curb its spread.
President Kenyatta, in his address to the nation after the meeting, explained that the government would not hesitate to impose further measures if it emerged that the current ones were not enough to curb the spread of the virus. He called for all Kenyans to exercise personal responsibility since the government could not be able to police every individual.