Kiambu Governor Dr. James Nyoro has advised Kenyans to continue observing MOH protocols against Covid-19 as the country experience the virus’s second wave.
Speaking at Ndumberi trading centre Sunday during an interfaith prayer meeting, Governor Nyoro assured his government had provided enough ICU beds across the county health facilities to counter the pandemic but said it was important for everyone to protect themselves and those they interacted with by wearing masks and also keeping social distance.
Leading the prayer meeting, the governor said containment measures are top on the agenda of the county government.” I shall be launching another facility with 150 more beds to add onto the already existing 30 ICU beds at various level 5 and 4 hospitals in Kiambu County,” he said noting his administration was also mindful of the health workers. He said many health workers in the region have so far contracted the virus.
The governor said the county government was in the process of setting up a chaplaincy department to assist in fighting social ills such as alcoholism, crime and drug abuse particularly among the youth.
Among issues dedicated to prayer were Unity and peaceful environment for the workers in the county, good governance, economy, development and religious harmony.
In attendance was the Evangelical Alliance of Kenya (EAK) Kiambu branch chairman Sammy Thuo who called on residents to strictly adhere to MOH guidelines to win the war on Coronavirus. “The EAK is assuring the county government of full support against negative behaviours and culture across all the 12 sub-counties where we have representatives in every ward. The drug menace has posed as a danger to our youth, and it is important that we join hands and fight it with the energy it deserves.”
Thuo urged the clergy to avoid blaming the Political leaders but instead pray incessantly for the government to fully open churches as they were ready to comply with all the protocols meant to curb Covid-19.
Governor Nyoro also promised to make regular prayer days as requested by Ndumberi ward MCA Kimani Kamaguru who emphasized on the need to constantly give thanks to God at all times. “We should make it a culture to hold prayers whenever we have high collection of revenue, bumper harvest and rains,” said the MCA.
The area Member of Parliament Mr. Jude Njomo promised to make BBI report available to enable residents read its content and decide whether to support or reject it from an informed point of view.
Among those who graced the occasion were members of county assembly, County Executive Committee and the residents all who prayed for divine intervention in the wake of coronavirus, drug and alcohol abuse as well as other numerous challenges.
By Anthony Muli