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Clergy Condemn Racism in China

Some clergy in Kisii County have condemned reported discrimination of Africans in China in addressing Covid 19 pandemic and petitioned the governments in the region to intervene urgently.
Speaking separately in Kisii town, the clergy also expressed concern over continued closure of the churches and the ‘inhumane manner in which a suspected coronavirus casualty was buried in Siaya County.
Anglican Church of Kenya, Kisii diocese, Bishop John Omangi, appealed to African governments to evacuate their nationals from China.
He said the governments’ intervention should ensure the pandemic was not used as an excuse to discriminate people along racial lines.
Omangi decried the treatment meted on the Coronavirus victim during his burial at Ukwala in Siaya County was indicative of impending stigmatisation for the victims of the disease.
The bishop commended the government for its efforts to combat the disease including using the ill-gotten money from the assets recovery authority.
Gospel Church Embassy, Bishop Peter Morwabe, urged African governments to airlift their citizens home to end their suffering.
He noted that the number of recovering patients from the disease was encouraging and appealed for those called upon to quarantine themselves to do so.
The clergy appealed to their counterparts to adhere to the government restrictions on worship to help fight Coronavirus.
By Jane Naitore

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