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Focus on what matters in the wake of COVID-19 pandemic
By Hillary Odhiambo | Updated Mar 19, 2020 at 08:27 EAT
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President Uhuru Kenyatta while announcing national
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Calling for national prayers when we have hardly begun our role as a country in wiping away the global pandemic is not only a sign of despair but also underscores the government's lack of preparedness.

I agree prayers move mountains, and there is no better time to pray than now, but are we going to shirk away from responsibilities.

I was a little taken aback when the government announced Saturday 21 March a national day for prayers amid the rapidly spreading coronavirus.

Calling for national prayers when we have hardly begun our role as a country in wiping away the global pandemic is not only a sign of despair but also underscores the government's lack of preparedness.

I agree prayers move mountains, and there is no better time to pray than now, but are we going to shirk away from responsibilities and bury our heads in the sand on the pretext prayers will cover our ineptness and inadequacies?

The number of virus cases in the country continues to rise, portending danger on the economy and the well-being of Kenyans, yet the government appears focused on playing cheap PR in lieu of fixing effective measures to end the spread of coronavirus.

The Jubilee government's big four agenda is currently under unabated scrutiny, and test and how it responds to this latest tragedy will go a long way in helping President Uhuru Kenyatta realize his much-touted legacy Focus on what matters in the wake of COVID-19 pandemic.


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