CS Kagwe urges Kenyans to ignore political gatherings, faults leaders

Health CS Mutahi Kagwe
Health CS Mutahi Kagwe. Photo/MoH

Health CS Mutahi Kagwe has urged Kenyans to ignore calls from politicians to meet and gather even as Covid-19 infections continue escalating. This comes even as leaders continue setting up meetings, with a focus on 2022 politics still prevalent. “As an individual, you have a choice,” said Kagwe, “You have a choice of going to that gathering or not going to the gathering.”

He said that leaders organizing gatherings is extremely irresponsible, “It’s irresponsible, it’s annoying.” He said Kenyans should not fall for the trap of attending the meetings, adding that the political leaders won’t be available to help those who’ve contracted the virus when sought for assistance, “There are leaders who have already distanced themselves from some cases traced to them.”

He further insisted that bars shouldn’t operate beyond curfew hours, and those doing so will be closed and their licenses will be revoked. This was after Nairobi Senator Johnson Sakaja was apprehended by police officers in an entertainment joint on Friday night past the curfew time.