Nairobi, 11 September, 2021 / 10:30 pm (ACI Africa).
Religious leaders under the auspices of the Interfaith Council on COVID-19 in Kenya have urged politicians in the country to keep off in-person political rallies, saying they are super spreaders of the coronavirus.
Catholic Archbishop Anthony Muheria who is the Chairman of the Council appealed to politicians in Kenya to “take the lives of our people seriously” by seeking alternative means to reach out to their constituents.
“We are pleading as the Interfaith Council, as religious leaders, that it is possible to carry out campaigns and popularization through other means other than putting the lives of people at risk,” Archbishop Muheria told journalists in Nairobi Tuesday, September 7.
He added, addressing himself to politicians in Kenya, “We are calling to your conscience and your heart that you please take the lives of our people seriously, defend and protect it.”
“On the ground we have noticed more than tripling of the number of deaths but we still continue to witness gatherings of people without masks,” the Chairman of the Council formed in July last year to develop protocols for the phased reopening of the places of worship in Kenya bemoaned.