Clergy want Uhuru, Raila and Ruto to stop political rallies to tame Covid-19 pandemic

By Allan Wanjiku

Muranga Bishops want President Kenyatta, DP Ruto and Opposition Chief Raila Odinga to stop political rallies.

A section of church leaders in Muranga want President Uhuru Kenyatta, his Deputy William Ruto and Opposition chief Raila Odinga to stop addressing multitude in their motorcades as that would contribute to resurgence of Covid-19.

The spiritual heads led by Muranga Senior Clergy Association chairperson Bishop Stephen Maina Macharia, the leaders said the three top most leaders must lead from the front and stop being bad examples to the country men.

The Bishop said it was wrong and totally unacceptable for the leaders to keep the country in an electioneering mood cautioning that the disease could crop up again and claim lives.

By giving examples, the bishop said some countries which had combated the disease have had their cases crop up again and that Kenya was not an exception.

“Countries like USA and in Europe which had dealt with the disease have reported resurgence of the cases, our dear leaders led by the President, Dr Ruto and Mr Odinga must lead from the front and stop holding their rallies,” Bishop Maina added.

The leaders have also advised the President to ignore the advise by Chief Justice David Maraga of dissolving Parliament saying given that the country is healing from the scar of Coronavirus, it would be impossible for the country to conduct elections.

“Mr Maraga’s advise to the President is misplaced given the situation in our country, the President should not dissolve Parliament,” he added.

At the same time the church castigated Dr Ruto’s Tanga Tanga brigade for disrespecting the Head of State and urged the Deputy President to tame and take charge of his battalion.

“The President must be given time and space to work for the electorate, we prayed and voted for him and Dr Ruto should not sit and watch as his team is insulting the President since he too would not wish to be disrespected should he assume office,” they said.

The clergy said war on corruption was fading away due to the electioneering mood in the country and advised that politics should be kept aside for government to concentrate in delivering for the country.

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