A Kenyan wedding in the middle of a pandemic Pic: Photo Courtesy
Kenya revises rules for weddings in effort to fight COVID-19 spike
Kenya on Thursday reduced the number of guests allowed to attend wedding ceremonies after the inter-faith council raised concern over the rising number of COVID-19 infections in the country.
“The number of those attending should strictly be 50. Food is only served to the nuclear family,” Rev. Connie Kivuti, the Vice Chairperson of the council said.
The council insisted that all the current requirements of hand washing or sanitization, 1.5m social distance seating and temperature checks should still be adhered to.
For funerals, the number of those attending remains 100 and those allowed at the graveside are 15 people.
The duration of the burial ceremony is also not to exceed 100 and no food is allowed.
Rev. Kivuti said the major criteria that determined the shifting in the council’s guidelines were the number of new cases, daily deaths and other indicators like the positivity rate.