Nyeri, 20 May, 2020 / 4:30 am (ACI Africa).
A Kenyan Archbishop has expressed his concerns about politicians in the East African nation who are engaging in political rhetoric at a time when all leaders are expected to be focused on initiatives to curb the possible spread of COVID-19.
“We urge them (political leaders) to think of the welfare of Kenyans, focus on the crisis, and desist from selfish politics that only seeks their own popularity and benefit. The politics of personal benefits gives space to corruption and the exploitation of situations!” Archbishop Anthony Muheria of Kenya’s Nyeri Archdiocese stated Tuesday, May 19 on Facebook.
In an accompanying video message, Archbishop Muheria said, “These moments of COVID-19 are moments, which cause great anxiety amongst our people. We are inviting you all to help us gel, unite and feel like one family in solidarity.”
In the 3.17-minute video message, the Opus Dei Prelate cautions Kenyan leaders against offering help to those in need with an ulterior motive saying, “this help that we make should not be for our personal gain but rather for the well-being of our brothers and sisters and to forge a true nation.”
Referencing politicians who are already engaging in politics in view of the general elections scheduled for 2022, the 57-year-old Kenyan Prelate advises the politicians to be respectful in their engagements because “politics is meant for happiness and peace and not for hatred and for a lot of difficulties that strife brings to us.”