After Kenyans were stuck for hours along Thika Road on Saturday night, the Ministry o Interior has come out to urge them to resect curfew hours.

A statement signed by the Nairobi Regional Commissioner James Kianda indicated that traffic management will be reviewed following the standoff that was witnessed last night.

Here's part of the statement:

"Yesterday's traffic snarl-up along Thia Road was occasioned by efforts of ou officers to strictly enforce the curfew restrictions and we acknowledge the inconvenience this may have caused the road users. Going forward our traffic management will be reviewed and enhanced to facilitate a smooth transition into curfew hours.

We are also fully alive to the fact that there are construction works on major roads within the metropolis ad we urge Wanannchi to plan their movements accordingly with a view to beating the curfew hours.

If we all step up voluntary compliance with these measures then we have a chance to reach the globally recommended 5 percent positivity rate and the total reopening of our economy and country shall come sooner than we projected."

IG Mutyambai Speaks

Earlier Inspector General of Police Hillary Mutyambai backed Saturday night’s action by officers who blocked the road to punish motorists who defied curfew hours.

Mutyambai said officers are under firm instructions, countrywide, to strictly enforce the curfew and other COVID-19 regulations.

“I urge members of the public to cooperate with the police. The curfew regulations will be enforced strictly," the police IG said.