Machakos Governor Alfred Mutua has postponed his national listening tours over rising Covid-19 cases.
Mutua who is serving his second term as Machakos Governor announced his 2022 presidential bid in September.
“Due to the rising Covid-19 cases, which appear more serious than before, I am postponing my nationwide Listening Tours until the situation improves,” said Governor Mutua.
In a tweet, Governor Mutua asked the political class to also be responsible and halt their public meetings.
“I urge other leaders to also be responsible and halt their public meetings and to lead by example by wearing masks, keeping distance,” he said.
“Wananchi mimic how we carry ourselves because they believe we are privy to more information,” he remarked.
He added, “If we look like there is nothing to worry about, Wananchi behave accordingly, placing themselves in danger. My fellow leaders, greed for power should be tempered. Life and health comes first.”
Elsewhere, a section of religious leaders under the Evangelical Alliance of Kenya (EAK) are now pushing the Government to ban all political gatherings after a surge of Covid-19 cases in the country.
Led by Machakos Branch (EAK) Chair Bishop Dr.Nicholas Muli, the leaders blamed political leaders for leading Kenyans to breach Covid-19 rules.