The National Council of Churches of Kenya (NCCK) is urging the Ministry of Health to roll out a vibrant Covid-19 vaccination programme to cover all citizens in the shortest time possible.
The NCCK Western region vice chairman Bishop Sinema Pamba has criticized the government for announcing an abrupt lockdown and restrictions saying this has just put the citizens in a state of crisis.
“It is clear to everybody that our problem is not the absence of the restrictions but rather in the enforcement of the stipulated protocols,” said the cleric on Monday at a press briefing in Kakamega town.
Bishop Pamba at the same time called on the county governments to provide conducive environment for investment in order to alleviate poverty in the populace.
He stated that they are committed to eradicating poverty by mobilizing the community members to hold their leaders to account by demanding justice and good governance.
He also appealed to the concerned government agencies to deal with those who stir hatred and division among the people.
“In relation to the elections, I call upon the President to initiate the process of appointing the commissioners of the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) to replace those who resigned.
“The IEBC should be fully constituted for proper management of elections as the country readies itself for the exercise next year,” he observed.
He also urged the National Assembly to expedite the passing of bills that would ensure free, fair and credible elections including Political Parties’ Primaries bill, the Referendum bill, Campaign Finance (amendment) bill, the Representation of Special Interest Groups bill and Gender Parity bill.
By Sammy Mwibanda