Silence marked this year’s Easter celebrations as the government discouraged its citizens to congregate and enjoy.
The celebrations started in silence on Thursday evening during the commemoration of the ‘last supper’ the Mass was streamed live on digital platforms among them you Tube, Facebook, Twitter among others.
In Mombasa Catholic Archbishop Martin Kivuva led the silent Mass.
On Friday, the Good Friday’s ‘Way of the cross’ mass was also marked in silence as no traveling and no celebrations were allowed by the government.
On Saturday night where Christians all over the world were suppose to attend an overnight Jesus resurrection mass which was also halted and Bishop Kivuva conducted the holy Easter mass on online platforms.
“It’s true that the Covid-19 pandemic has disrupted this year’s Easter celebrations but we have no choice but to abide by the health guidelines to avoid further spread of the disease,” said the Archbishop.
Bishop Kivuva appealed to the Catholic faithful and all Coastal people to follow all the health and safety guidelines from the government.
“This is not a matter of choice, if you are told to wear face masks please do so, maintain physical distance, wash your hands with soap and water and sanitise your hands,” he reiterated.
The Man of God however appealed to all the six Coast county governments to enhance awareness on Covid-19 to locals.
He also appealed to well-wishers to support the needy families during Easter Celebrations.
He however cautioned them against breaching the government health guidelines.
“Please bring the relief food and other basics to the church and we will distribute to the needy,” he said.
On Saturday, the government banned direct distribution of relief food following Kibra Chaos in Nairobi where three people were seriously injured.