Former Gatundu Mp Patrick Muiruri has urged all Kenyans to follow all precautionary measures as directed by the ministry of health and take time for prayer and supplication as the country and the entire world faces the covid-19 pandemic.
"This is a very heartbreaking situation to see what this pandemic has done to Kenya and the world. I urge Kenyans to take heart, have faith and hope that all things will be well in the coming months."
He added that it is the best time for Kenyans to focus on God and to rebuild relationships with God and their families.
He said, “It is a time for self-reflection for all of us. It is time for us to rebuild and heal the relationships we have in our lives."
The former agriculture minister also urged people to follow government directives by maintaining good hygiene, avoiding unnecessary movements and report to KNH or Mbagathi if one is feeling unwell.
On Sunday, the Ministry of health reported a total of 15 covid-19 cased and 363 contacts who had come in contact with those affected.
The number went high on Monday even as the ministry discovered the 16th case, saying that it is the first local case to have been reported.
The country is likely to report more cases owing to the fact that two people –a catholic father who had traveled back to the country from Italy and Kilifi County Governor Gideon Saburi who have been quarantined for contracting the disease –are said to have moved around different places in the country inter-mingling with local citizens.
About 17 police officers who are said to have come into contact with the Deputy Governor have been quarantined even s Kilifi Governor Amason Kingi Quarantines takes precautionary measures to self-quarantine.
In Siaya, those who had close conduct with the father, have been urged to take precautionary measures and self-quarantine.