Mombasa, 06 September, 2021 / 8:48 pm (ACI Africa).
The Catholic Archbishop of Kenya’s Mombasa Archdiocese is among religious leaders spearheading a renewed fight against COVID-19 in the country’s Coastal region.
The initiative that involves religious leaders drawn from different faiths in Kenya’s Mombasa County follows what the religious leaders describe as “increased laxity and complacency among the residents regarding COVID-19 containment measures.”
In a Friday, September 3 report, the religious leaders who include representatives of Coast Interfaith Council of Clerics (CICC) urge the people of God in the Coastal region to take utmost caution given the continued devastating toll of COVID-19 on lives and livelihoods in the country.
“Humanity is at stake, if we do not care. COVID-19 is real; it kills and it is costing a lot to treat. Stay safe; adhere to all containment measures,” Archbishop Martin Kivuva of the Archdiocese of Mombasa has been quoted as saying.
Archbishop Kivuva is also quoted advocating for COVID-19 vaccine take up and urging those who have been vaccinated to continue adhering to the health and safety protocols issued by the Government through the Ministry of Health.”