Curfews in areas dominated by Kenyan Somalis will be lifted during the month of Ramadhan.
The order affects Mandera, Wajir, Garissa, Lamu and Tana River counties, President Uhuru Kenyatta has said.
Uhuru further directed the Central Bank to submit regulations guiding the operation of money transfer companies.
He said lifting the suspension on 13 companies, linked to financing terrorism, will be considered once this is done.
They include Dahabshiil, Hodan Global, Tawakal, UAE Exchange, Kendy and Continental money tranfers.
On April 10, the government froze accounts of 86 companies and individuals over links to terrorism.
Uhuru said he directed Interior CS Joseph Nkaissery to ensure al Shabaab do not exploit the holy month.
Speaking on Thursday during a meeting on security during the season, he asked faithful to be vigilant and cooperate with security agencies.
“Religious institutions play an indispensable role in fostering tolerance, love, unity, compassion, charity, integrity and service,” he said.
“This function is critical at this time when we are faced with threats against our cohesive identity as Kenya.”
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