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Church urged to help Kenyans economically hit by Covid-19

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[Father Vincent Alicho of Kiembeni Catholic church. Photo/Ahmed Omar].

A catholic church has asked the government to consider the less fortunate in society saying during this period the country is battling with the third wave of Covid-19.

According to the Catholic church, most Kenyans especially the underprivileged are battling with the pangs of Covid -19.

Speaking to the media in Mombasa, Kiembeni Catholic Church Priest Rev. Father Vincent Alicho said the less fortunate are struggling to survive in a hard hit economy.

“We have been affected by the pandemic in one way or the other. No we need to assist the less fortunate in society because they are part and parcel of the larger society,” he said.

Helping hand

He also asked religious leaders to assist the less fortunate in society saying it is the responsibility of the church to look after them.

“I call on my fellow leaders to go out there and assist the underprivileged in the community. The bible teaches us about giving back to the community,” noted the Catholic faithful.

The Catholic clergy notes that the church has been adhering to all the Covid-19 protocols asking the clergy to adhere to the same to avoid the spread of the virus.

“We have done what it takes to stop the spread of Covid-19 in our church. We have a strong medical team that oversees all the protocols including sanitizing, keeping distances among others protocols,” noted the faithful.

The church on Sunday held a mass with some of the vulnerable members of the church including the deaf and the dumb.

The celebration started in 2019 seeks to empower the lot economically and realise their full potential.