Kitui Rural MP Mboni David Mwalika has told off religious leaders in the Ukambani region who continue to defy the government’s directive to suspend all services to stem the spread of the coronavirus.
Speaking to reporters this morning, 30th March, the MP expressed his disappointment with the few religious leaders who held Sunday services.
“We appreciate the fact that we all need to pray, but it is wrong to risk people’s lives by not adhering to the safety guidelines.”
Yesterday, there were two reports of two Sunday services held in Kitui and Makueni counties.
One was held in Kitui East and the other in Kilungu, Makueni County. Both the religious leaders concerned were arrested and are now in police custody waiting to be charged.
“There is a need for everyone to observe the safety measures to support the government as it continues to fight this deadly virus.”
MP Mwalika said that all must play their part to stop the spread of the virus so that people can resume to their normal lives.
He urged the people to remain strong as the number of coronavirus infections continues to rise.
Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe has warned politicians and other people spreading false information on the virus that they will be ruthlessly dealt with.