Leaders, Media urged to give hope to Kenyans as COVID-19 renders many jobless

Leaders from both government and private sectors and media have been urged to give hope to Kenyans during the harsh economic times occasioned by COVID-19 pandemic.

Senior Pastor Elijah Mwangi of Nakuru Deliverance Church-Freehold noted that the recent COVID-19 protocols issued by President Uhuru Kenyatta has seen many Kenyans rendered jobless.

Addressing media on Sunday, Pastor Mwangi stated that this is the time that leaders from both government and private sector including media should stand up and give hope to Kenyans.

While expressing optimism that the situation will normalize, the clergy urged Christians to seize the various opportunities in serving the needy, sick and elderly and renewal of their relationship with God even during this harsh season occasioned by COVID-19 pandemic.

“I want to call on all leaders be it in government or private sector as well as the media to ensure that we give hope to our people. Trust God for preservation to see the end of the drama of COVID-19″ he said.

He added that the directive to lock down some 5 counties came when people were not prepared for the same.

President Uhuru Kenyatta during his 19th address to the nation on COVID-19, directed that  all physical and in-person as well as congregational worship in all places of worship in Nairobi, Kajiado, Machakos, Kiambu and  Nakuru be suspended.

He also suspended all operations of bars in the said counties terming them disease infected areas which should be tamed.

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