Clergy urges youth to observe COVID 19 safety guidelines

Written By: Prudence Wanza

Archbishop Philip Anyolo during Holy Mass at the Holy Family Basilica.

The Catholic church has called upon the Youth to adhere to COVID 19 safety guidelines and spend their time wisely during this time when schools remain closed. 

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Led by Archbishop Philip Anyolo of Kisumu, the church reminded the youth that the extended period to stay at home is meant for their safety. 

“The Extended period of your stay at home is meant to protect you from contracting this virus. It is neither a punishment nor anybody’s fault.” He said 

“In life things do not always go our way, therefore look for positive ways of spending this time while at home,” he stated 

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Anyolo asked the youth to use this time to strengthen their relationship with God as well as with parents, community members and friends. 

“I urge you to maintain a close relationship with God through your prayers. Take this as an opportunity to strengthen your communication with members of your community.” He said 

Anyolo, the Chairperson of the Kenya Conference of Catholic Bishops (KCCB), advised the youth to keep themselves busy by reading helpful materials and using social media responsibly. 

He spoke on Sunday during the Holy Mass at the Holy Family Basilica aired on KBC Channel 1.

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Recently, the Education Cabinet Secretary Professor George Magoha announced that schools will remain closed until 2021 with the expectations that infections will have reduced. 

Consequently, KCPE and KCSE exams will not be held this year which means each child will remain in their respective class. 



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