ODM Party leader Raila Amollo Odinga has sent a special message to Kenyans during the Labour Day celebration muted by the coronavirus pandemic.
In his message, Raila applauded the health workers risking their lives for others in fighting Covid-19.
“This Labour Day, we celebrate you, our health workers for risking your lives to save us from Covid-19. We are alive because you are fighting for us. You have been equal to the task, proving the world wrong,” Raila tweeted.
The former Prime Minister also appreciated all other workers for their devotion and dedication to serving the nation, be they farmers, delivery guys or even garbage collectors.
He said that all labourers are essential and deserve dignity and respect.
“We also celebrate everyone’s labour; farmers, delivery guys, garbage collectors, name it. We have reason to agree all labourers are essential and deserve dignity and respect. Happy Labour Day Kenya and Africa,” he said.
This year’s celebration is different from the previous celebrations due to Covid-19, which has halted many activities across the globe.
It comes at a time when most of the people are working from home. Most of them have adapted to that as the government has banned all social and public gatherings as one of the precautionary measure to contain further spread of the virus.
Nothing to celebrate this Labour Day. The pandemic has affected the economy, as thousands of Kenyans have lost their jobs while some of the companies have opted to reduce employees salaries.