The Murang’a Catholic Diocese Bishop, James Wainaina has requested Kenyans to embrace peace in their families, especially at this time many people are spending most of their times at home.
Bishop Wainaina said numerous cases of domestic violence have been reported during this period when some of the employees are working from homes.
He said Kenyans should take this opportunity to promote cooperation and peace among members of their families instead of resorting to chaos.
The cleric spoke on Friday, when the Murang’a Catholic Diocese donated sanitizers and water tanks to the county covid-19 coordination committee to help in the fight against the pandemic.
“It has emerged that at this juncture when people are forced to spend quality time with their family members, there has been lot of differences resulting to disputes and chaos. This trend must stop and family members should learn how to build strong relationships,” explained Wainaina.
The church was ready to help in doing counseling to those affected by negative impact of Covid-19 and Murang’a residents in need of such services may reach out to the diocese office telephone for assistance, added the Bishop.
“We have a team of counselors in our diocese and they are ready to help bring peace and cooperation among the affected families through counseling and guidance,” he went on.
Bishop Wainaina said the Diocese was fully committed in complementing government’s effort to combat the potential spread of coronavirus which has greatly affected the socio- economic fabric of the people globally.
“This disease must be fought by all people, without leaving the entire burden to the government. Every Kenyan can play a part to ensure the disease is fully contained and people allowed to go back to their daily activities,” added the Bishop.
Speaking when receiving items donated by the church on Friday, the county executive member for health and sanitation Joseph Mbai warned residents against contravening guidelines laid down by the Ministry of Health to control spread of the disease.
Mbai said those found disobeying the government directives will be put under mandatory quarantine at their own cost.
“For some time we have nabbed some culprits and so far we have 58 people put under forced quarantine,” he added.
The KMTC Murang’a campus has been identified as a quarantine centre for people suspected to have come into contact with Covid-19 victims.
Speaking during the same function, the Murang’a East Deputy County Commissioner, Okaka Etiang said the donated sanitizers will be distributed to reach every resident, especially those at the grassroots.
He appealed for more donations to assist in controlling spread of the disease in the county.
By Bernard Munyao