Kenyans urged to keep in mind essence, intention of Easter amidst COVID-19 pandemic

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President Uhuru Kenyatta
President Uhuru Kenyatta

President Uhuru Kenyatta has urged Kenyans not to forget the essence of Easter holiday even as the country grapples with the Covid-19 pandemic. On Good Friday, churches were empty as Kenyans opted to stay at home, in line with social distancing directives. Many follwoed services online, as the reality of the Coronavirus bites. In a statement, President Kenyatta acknowledged the fact that this Easter holiday has to be celebrated differently because of the circumstances the world is in.

He said Kenyans must come together by staying apart and breaking the chain of infection. He said Kenyans have been tested and faced times of adversity many times before and have always pulled through it all. The President urged Kenyans to reflect on the resurrection story of Jesus Christ and remember that all things come to an end through unity and faith.

He thanked all those who are playing their part to ensure the Coronavirus is contained, “I thank especially the researchers, doctors, nurses, clinical officers, emergency personnel and security teams who have been on the front lines of this fight,” he said. He noted that the suffering ahead will be temporary but the victory will be eternal afterwards, “We will be triumphant if we all do our part.”