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Nairobi pastor tears into Uhuru for closing places of worship

A video of  Nairobi pastor who rolled out scathing attack to President Uhuru Kenyatta over latest directives to curb the spread of Covid-19 has gone viral.

During sermon on Sunday,March 28, the PEFA Kahawa West Bishop Peter Ambuka set aside time to drop a message to the president.

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Ambuka’s message targeted the recent orders by Uhuru Kenyatta on Friday, March 26 which saw all places of worship closed until further notice.

The man of God blamed President Uhuru Kenyatta and other politicians for the third wave saying they held rallies without adhering to Covid-19 guidelines.

“As soon as the curve started to flatten in 2020, we thought our lives would resume back to normal, then you and your brother Raila restarted the BBI reggae and embarked on crisscrossing the country in utter disregard of the laid down Covid-19 protocols issued by your government.

“Mr. President, you are to blame for this third wave and the buck stops with you. Unfortunately, it’s the common mwananchi who has to suffer for it. And you continue to live a lavish lifestyle thanks to the taxes we continue to pay even as we lose our sources of income,” Pastor Ambuka said.

He also showed his disappointments by Uhuru’s move to lockdown Nairobi, Kiambu, Kajiado, Machakos and Nakuru and review of curfew in the areas saying that, that will only delay the spread but not limit it.

Mr President, you should have come up with a plan on how to totally eradicate the virus within these five counties. I expected that you would initiate a massive testing and vaccination program that would reach the inhabitants of all these five counties,” he added.

In his closing remarks, he reviewed how the head of state has handled the church since the first case of covid-19 in the country in March 2020.

Ambuka posed a question as to why bars and religious meetings have the same restrictions yet religious members adhere to the Covid-19 containment measures.

“Last year when Health CS Kagwe was announcing the closure of churches, he insulted the leaders of these churches by leaving the bars open which later became the super spreaders. We as church leaders were surprised to hear that churches have been grouped together with bars and have been closed.

” Mr President this is a show of lack of respect for churches and contempt for the same, how can you compare churches with bars?” he asked.

Ambuka also took time to urge the head of state and fellow politician to come to the right sense and serve citizens as supposed.

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“I’m doing this via social media because, in Kenya, there’s no way you can reach the President even though we are his employers and that should not be the case because they need to know what we’re going through,” the Bishop stated.

 

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