Church leaders blame politicians for rise in COVID-19 cases, want political gatherings banned

Church leaders blame politicians for rise in COVID-19 cases, want political gatherings banned

Religious leaders from different faiths under the Evangelical Alliance of Kenya( EAK) Umbrella are now pushing the Government to ban all political gatherings because of increased cases of COVID-19 infection.

Addressing the press at Redeemed Gospel church in Kola, Machakos County, led by Machakos Branch (EAK)Chair Bishop Dr. Nicholas Muli the church leaders blamed political leaders for leading Kenyans to breach the set COVID-19 rules through their gatherings.

Bishop Muli said that the current political gatherings witnessed in different parts of the country have one thing in common; the leaders and many of their supporters don’t wear face masks and social distancing remains ignored.

He said all political activities including BBI campaigns should be suspended.

The church leaders also called on President Uhuru Kenyatta and his Deputy William Ruto to resolve their differences in order to bring down the rising political temperatures in the country.

They also called on the two leaders to bring their troops to the reconciliation table, saying that this would bring to end the escalating wrangles within the ruling Jubilee Party

The clergy admitted that given the opportunity they would mediate talks between the Head of State and his deputy.

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