Likuyani MP Dr. Enoch Kibunguchy has lauded President Uhuru Kenyatta for lifting the Covid-19 lockdown he imposed in five counties last month.
Speaking during a Sunday service in Siyenga Friends and Pentecostal Assemblies of God (PAG) churches in Likuyani ward where he led a fund drive in aid of construction of the two churches, Dr. Kibunguchy said the lockdown was really affecting the already hurting Kenyan economy.
He thanked the president for allowing reopening of bars and restaurants and religious services as the rate of infections eases.
The legislature used the opportunity to urge Kenyans to strictly observe ministry of health guidelines to curb the spread of the killer virus thus avoiding further lock downs.
“We should start working on how to revive our economy which is currently on its knees but if we continue imposing lock downs we will die of hunger. So let us observe the health guidelines and to prevent the spread of Corona Virus and thus focus on developing our country,” said Kibunguchy.
He also encouraged residents to take the Covid-19 vaccination assuring them that the vaccine was safe and he had personally been vaccinated.
Elsewhere Kibunguchy has vowed never to relent his stand on opposing the move by the County Government of Kakamega in collaboration with the National Environmental Management Authority (NEMA) to hive 460 acres of land in Turbo forest for agricultural development.
He accused Kakamega county governor Wycliffe Oparanya of having a hidden agenda over the forest with an aim of benefiting himself from the forest land.
“I’ll oppose it through the parliament and I want to tell you the forest land will be taken over my dead body,” said Kibunguchy.