Nairobi, 29 September, 2021 / 8:30 pm (ACI Africa).
Members of the Interfaith Council on COVID-19 in Kenya are urging citizens of the East African nation to keep off political gatherings which are potential spreaders of the coronavirus.
In a Monday, September 27 statement, the religious leaders say ongoing political campaigns in Kenya “seem to undo many of the gains we make'' in the fight against COVID-19.
“We plead to Kenyans to put their lives first and desist from participating in these gatherings where little effort is made to live the precautions and the protocols given by the Ministry of Health,” they say in the statement signed by the Council’s Chairman, Archbishop Anthony Muheria of the Catholic Archdiocese of Nyeri.
They regret that their pleas with the political class to seek alternative campaign methods that do not endanger citizens’ lives have fallen on deaf ears.
On September 7, the religious leaders asked politicians to take the lives of Kenyans seriously by seeking alternative means to reach out to their constituents.