Yesterday, Uhuru Kenyatta, the President of Kenya addressed the nation about the state of Kenya under coronavirus ahead of Easter celebrations.
The President said that the circumstances under which Kenyans find themselves in during this year’s Easter holiday are unusual. He reminded them that the world is going through a period of intense trial brought about by the Covid-19 crisis.
“We have had to adopt unique measures which we hope will bring an end to the suffering caused by this global pandemic.
Everyone is doing his or her part to the best of their ability and I must commend those who have given tirelessly their resources, skills and expertise to help us get through this difficult period. I thank especially the researchers, doctors, nurses, clinical officers, emergency personnel and security teams who have been on the front lines of this fight. We would not be able to do it without you.”, Said the President.
While the Easter period is often celebrated with close friends and family, Uhuru said that Kenyans are finding that this year it must be different due to the preventative measures the government has put in place for their own safety and for the safety of their loved ones.
Uhuru insisted that the circumstance of the present however, should not blind Kenyans to the spirit and intention of Easter and the message inherent in the resurrection of Jesus Christ.
He urged all Kenyans, both at home and abroad to reflect on the resurrection story and remember that all things, even suffering, come to an end through unity and faith. “Kenya and Kenyans have been tested many times before and we have always done what is necessary to pull through all difficulty and adversity. We have always found inspiration in ourselves and each other to find the sunshine after the storm.
Today we are in a storm. We have refused to give up and we will see the end of the Covid-19 pandemic in Kenya. We must come together by staying apart and breaking the chain of infection. Let us continue to observe good personal hygiene by washing hands and observing social distancing in our communities”, insisted the President.
The Chief of Armed Forces of Kenya said that though these actions are personal, by doing them together, Kenyans can all do their part in defeating this disease.
“There may be difficult days ahead but let us remember that suffering is temporary but triumph is eternal. We will be triumphant if we all do our part.
I wish you all a blessed Easter”, concluded the President.