Kathiani MP Robert Mbui who is also the Deputy Minority Leader in the National Assembly has asked the National Government to stop double standards on the implementation of Covid-19 restrictions.
The legislator spoke after a week of heightened political activities which saw Raila Odinga address rallies in Taita Taveta and the coastal region while the Deputy president held gatherings in Athiriver, Kisii, and Kitengela. This is despite the ban on public gatherings not being lifted yet.
According to the National Assembly Deputy Minority Leader, If the political players can be allowed to go on with their gatherings then schools and churches should also be reopened.
“We have started seeing leaders holding gatherings. We saw the Deputy president in Kitengela who is in the Jubilee Government. He addressed the People with no temperature guns on site. There was no handwashing, no sanitizers, or even masks. Let us be told if Corona has ended so that our children go back to school and churches reopen.” The Deputy minority leader said.
“We cannot have double standards, those of politicians and those of ordinary Kenyans. I should not be allowed to meet thousands and yet when the pastors want to meet people it is a problem.” He added.
Mbui further asked the Government to lift Covid-19 restrictions on the closure of entertainment Joints as the livelihoods of Kenyans had been greatly affected by the measures.
“Let us be allowed to send our children back to school, to attend churches. Open the businesses, lift the restrictions, and let us be told Covid-19 is over. ”
The Deputy minority leader spoke while meeting stakeholders at Kitengei Primary school to discuss the development of the school.
On Monday 14th September, 48 people tested positive for COVID-19. 31 were male while 17 were female. The youngest case was a 2-year-old and the oldest 75 years. This was a new low in the last several months.