In an online video posted on Sunday evening, on Youtube Pefa Kahawa West Bishop Peter Ambuka has blasted President Uhuru Kenyatta for the spread and consequent deaths caused by the Covid-19 in the country. In an online video posted on March 28, Sunday, Pastor Ambuka, looking visibly agitated, said the people of Kenya have suffered a lot since the pandemic struck last year.
“Mr President, you and your fellow politicians are to blame for this devastating third wave of Covid-19 infections in the country. And the buck stops with you,” Pator Ambuka said.
Ambuka said that when the curve started to flatten, Uhuru and the Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) Party leader Hon. Raila Odinga began talking about Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) and why the country needed a referendum, not later than this year (2021)
“When the pandemic started we joined you and endured the lockdown with you. We endured job losses, businesses were closed, livelihoods were taken away in the hope of normalcy,” he said.
“…And when your former brother William Ruto saw this, he also resumed his 2022 campaigns disregarding the MOH protocols.”
“It is this careless action by politicians that have made the rallies to be super-spreaders of Covid-19.”
Pastor Ambuka said it is unfortunate that Kenyans are the ones to bear the consequences of the actions of the politicians.
“We do this as you continue leaving your lavish lifestyle thanks to the taxes we continue to pay even as we lose jobs due to the pandemic,” he said.
He said the President should have laid down plans of how to eradicate the virus in the five counties.
“Mr President you cannot eradicate this virus by lockdowns. Massive testing and vaccination are what will help,” he said.
President Uhuru Kenyatta on Friday 26th March declared a cessation of movement in the counties of Nairobi, Kajiado, Machakos, Kiambu and Nakuru counties. The counties were put under the cessation of movement indefinitely.