Bars, Restaurants in Kenya to announce self-regulation protocols
Bar and restaurant owners are expected to hold a media briefing on the Presidential directive to develop self-regulation protocols to enable the sale of alcohol in bars and restaurants.
This follows last week’s presidential national address where President Uhuru Kenyatta set the stage for the reopening of bars and night clubs after directing the development of rules to guide sit-down drinking in public places.
Kenyatta asked bar owners and the Ministry of Health to jointly develop guidelines that would promote social distance and hygiene in the quest to strike a balance between promoting the hospitality industry and curbing the spread of COVID-19.
Kenya shut down bars on March 25 and last month banned restaurants from selling alcohol to contain the virus, which has affected 34,057 and killed 567.