Muslims have been called to observe Covid-19 measures during the holy season of the Muslim calendar, Ramadhan.
Supreme Council of Kenyan Muslims (SUPKEM) Chairman Baringo County Abubakar Bilal made the call at Eldama Ravine at the start of the month-long practice characterized by fasting and giving of alms.
Bilal was speaking on Tuesday at Eldama Ravine Sub-County during the start of the holy month. He urged all Muslims in the County to ensure that they adhere to all Covid-19 protocols in all mosques to curb the spread of the disease.
“The holy month of Ramadan will be very tough due to the Covid-19 pandemic but I urge all faithful’s to adhere to the protocols,” he said.
The chairman asked all Muslim believers to wear masks all the time when coming in and going out of worship places. He also asked Imams to ensure that there is water and sanitizers at every point in the mosques for hand washing.
He has also urged all Imams to make sure all windows and doors open for air circulation in the places of worship. All worship mats should be sprayed frequently.
The Supkem Chair has also appealed to the County government through the Governor Stanley Kiptis to donate relief food to vulnerable families during this holy month of Ramadan.
“The government through Deputy County Commissioner in Mogotio, Marigat, Kabarnet and Tiaty should work hand in hand with Supkem Chairpersons in the regions to give relief food to the poor,” Bilal said.
Bilal at the same time asked Muslims to pray for the Country during this difficult time of the Covid-19 pandemic and for peace to prevail in the country.
By Caroline Cherono