The Chief Executive Officer of the Kenya Film Classification Board (KFCB) Ezekiel Mutua has told of US-based lawyer Makau Mutua hours after rubbishing President Uhuru Kenyatta’s call for National Day of Prayers.
Through his Facebook account, Ezekiel Mutua rubbished the lawyer’s remarks terming them as a classic case of knowledge without character.
The KFCB boss lectured Makau, telling him to differentiate between God and Science before ranting on how the head of state had failed in combating the pandemic.
“I have seen a social media post by Prof. Makau Mutua mocking the President for calling for national prayers. Prof. Mutua says we should discard prayers and apply science in fighting the COVID-19 crisis. This is a classic case of knowledge without character. There’s science and there’s God,” read Ezekiel Mutua’s post on Facebook.
The no-nonsense boss advised Makau to shut up and practice his paganism alone if he indeed did not believe in the power of God through prayers.
He maintained that the president’s call for a national day of prayer scheduled for March 21, 2020, should be supported by all Kenyans of goodwill since Kenya was a God-fearing nation.
PROCLAMATION OF THE NATIONAL DAY OF PRAYER BY H.E. UHURU KENYATTA, C.G.H, PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF KENYA AND COMMANDER-IN-CHIEF OF THE DEFENCE FORCES, 17TH MARCH 2020https://t.co/412yQhM4GP pic.twitter.com/M0VIRd8Pc2
— State House Kenya (@StateHouseKenya) March 17, 2020
“You can submerge yourself in a bathtub of sanitizers and still lose this battle. If you do not support the call for prayers just shut up and practice your paganism alone. There are many believers of diverse faiths in this country, and a call for national prayer by none other than the President should be supported by all Kenyans of goodwill,” added Ezekiel Mutua.
On Tuesday evening, the outspoken lawyer dismissed Uhuru’s call for prayers saying it was just a waste of time. Makau opined the country should have instead turn to science.
He also warned the disease could wipe out the human race from the earth if it cannot be combated early enough.
“PRAYERS won’t help Kenya combat the coronavirus PANDEMIC. Let’s stop this SUPERSTITION and return to SCIENCE. This PRIMORDIALISM and NAÏVETÉ could WIPE us off the face of the map,” posted Mutua on his twitter account.
With the exception of Kenya(which has resorted to PRAYERS)the rest of the world is addressing the Coronavirus through EMERGENCY POWERS, WARTIME POWERS, SCIENTIFIC TOOLS & huge financial resources.Looks like Kenya's COMPETITIVE ADVANTAGE lies in PRAYERS @makaumutua @WehliyeMohamed
— Ahmednasir Abdullahi SC (@ahmednasirlaw) March 18, 2020
Science and prayers are not mutually exclusive @Prof. Makau Mutua. By calling for national prayers, the President didn't say that we discard science or avoid personal responsibility. We must do everything possible to minimize the spread of the Coronavirus, but we must also pray.
— Dr. Ezekiel Mutua, MBS (@EzekielMutua) March 18, 2020