ANC Party leader Musalia Mudavadi wants the government to ban all forms of public and political gatherings that seem to be exposing vulnerable Kenyans to contacting the COVID -19.
Mudavadi says a number of political leaders and civil servants including Cabinet Secretaries have in the recent past continuously engaged in heightened political activities without strictly observing the anti- COVID-19 regulations set by the Ministry of Health.
He says this might expose thousands if not millions of Kenyans to the virus whose vaccine is yet to be found.
“We are battling a deadly virus and we need to take serious precautions to protect ourselves and our loved ones fro the disease,” Said Mudavadi.
The ANC party leader specifically pointed out at Western Kenya region where political gatherings continue to expose many lives to the COVID-19 virus.
Mudavadi said that the set ministry of health protocols have been ignored by many of the leaders who have continuously held meetings in that region.
“It looks like there is a political Gold Rush in Western Kenya. We have seen Governors, Cabinet Secretaries and other elected leaders camping in the region day in day out. What is it that is in Western Kenya yet the general elections are in 2022?” posed the ANC party leader.
This week alone three CS’s Peter Munya (Agriculture), James Macharia (Transport) and Eugene Wamalwa (Devolution) together with a number of host Governors have pitched tents in the region saying they were commissioning development projects while the reality is they have been convening public meetings completely ignoring anti-covid-19 campaign.
Kakamega County Governor Wycliffe Oparanya and Devolution CS Eugene Wamalwa have also been accused of holding public meetings in the region in the name of meeting elders from the Western Kenya communities in what seems to be meetings with a hidden political agenda.
“These heightened political activities in Western Kenya should immediately stop stop. Even as I aspire to become President through the will of Kenyans I would not want to be the President of mass graves,” he said.
Sources say President Uhuru Kenyatta has recalled all CSs who were out of Nairobi and banned all tours by Cabinet Secretaries, a move that is eagerly awaited to see if the Ministry of Interior will ban politicians from holding public gatherings.