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Muslims celebrate Eid from home

Thousands of Muslim faithfuls from Garissa today joined their brothers and sisters across the county to celebrate Eid from their homes.
The ceremony that is always filled with pomp and color is always held in open grounds and mosques but due to the ravaging coronavirus, the government outlawed all religious gatherings.
Speaking to KNA on phone Garissa County Commissioner Meru Mwangi urged Muslim faithful to continue observing Ministry of Health guidelines even after Ramadhan.
Mwangi thanked the Muslim clerics for being in the forefront in passing Covid-19 messages to the pubic saying that it has helped a lot in controlling the spread of the virus.
Supkem Secretary General Abdullahi Salat who also spoke to KNA on phone said the government should allow the formation of a committee to review the possible re-opening of places of worship.
“I want to urge the government through the Ministry of Interior to let us form some committees that will see the re-opening of places of worship without compromising the health ministry’s guidelines on combating covid-19,” Salat said.
He said the input of religious leaders at this time of Covid-19 should not be overlooked as it gives hope and faith to the affected families.
Area governor Ali Korane through his Facebook page gave a message of hope to all Kenyans during the Covid-19 pandemic.
“It is an open secret this disease has affected us badly. Our people are suffering greatly. Our economy has taken a beating. Families are struggling to put food on the table following loss of jobs. But amid all these, God will see us through. Kenyans are also resilient,” the post said in part.
Korane urged residents to continue adhering to the Covid-19 preventive guidelines that include social distancing during family and relatives’ gatherings, improve hygiene and sanitation and avoid handshakes.
By Jacob Songok

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