Clergy calls on government to beef up security as Kenyans usher in Easter weekend

AIPCA Bishop Naftaly Thuku addressing media at his residential office in Nakuru.PHOTO/Pristone Mambili.

AIPCA Bishop Naftaly Thuku has called on the government to beef up security across the country during this Easter festivity as well as the ongoing dusk to dawn curfew.

Addressing media at his residential office in Nakuru, the Bishop noting that this year’s Easter comes at a time when Kenya and the whole world is facing hard times due to COVID-19 that has paralyzed everything including church gatherings.

He was categorical that the government should ensure beefed up security.

The Bishop called on the county governments to ensure that they work closely with the national government in ensuring there is maximum security in all the villages.

He noted that there are a few individuals who are taking advantage of the COVID-19 situation and the harsh economy to break into other peoples’ premises.

“We call on the government to beef up security in the country during this Easter. We have a few individuals who are taking advantage of the situation to mess up and that is why we call on even the counties to ensure beefed security” said Bishop Naftaly.

The clergy has however lauded the steps taken by the national government to avert the spread of COVID-19.

He said the cessation of movement in Nairobi Metropolitan, Mombasa, Kilifi and Kwale is for the best interests of Kenyans.

He called on Kenyans to adhere to the guidelines adding that the simple guidelines as maybe but will go long way in addressing the spread of COVID-19.

The clergy termed it unfortunate that some Kenyans are trying to go against the laid guidelines in the areas where the government has announced a cessation of movement.

“I commend the government for the guidelines put in place and I call on Kenyans to adhere to the same. Let us be people who obey what the authority tells us” he said.

While noting the harsh economic times that Kenyans are facing due to the COVID-19 pandemic, he urged Kenyans to be optimistic that with time the issue of COVID-19 will be resolved.

His sentiments coming a time when Christians in Kenya are marking Good Friday and to usher in Easter.

While the Easter period is often celebrated with close friends and family, this time  Kenyans are finding that this year it must be different due to the preventative measures in place to avert COVID-19.

Martin Gichinga
Author: Martin Gichinga

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