President Uhuru Kenyatta has lifted the nationwide dusk-till-dawn curfew.

The president had earlier hinted at lifting the curfew while speaking to members of the public in Karatina.

He was responding to calls by the members of the public who asked him to lift the nationwide dusk-till-dawn curfew.

According to the president, the National Emergency Response Committee on COVID-19 and the National Security Council have continued to monitor the evolution of the disease situation within Kenya.

Given the progress in containing this disease, the committee jointly with the council recommended the review of the existing containment measures.

The number of persons gathering for in-person worship is now reviewed upwards from one-thirds of the congregants to two-thirds provided they adhere to all the health protocols.

On the same recommendations, the president announced the lift of the dusk-to-dawn curfew.

"In the same regard, and the authority vested in me as president I hereby order and direct that the nationwide dusk-to-dawn curfew, that has been in effect from the 27th of March 2020 be and is hereby vacated with immediate effect," Uhuru said.

Many Kenyans who have been suffering under the curfew received the announcement with joy. 

The restriction limited business operators who worked till late into the night and affected night travels all over the country.

Police have also been accused of using lethal force in enforcing the rule.