Kayole-based House of Hope Church pastor Godfrey Migwi never shys away from calling it what it is and has once again delved into the Coronavirus pandemic that is slowly bringing the world to its knees.
In his latest post on Facebook, the pastor advises on the best possible measures to be taken by the government in order to control the spread of the virus which has infected 25 people within the Kenyan borders so far.
However hard and inconvenient the decision to shut down premises and have people stay at home, he sees it as the only card that will help us win this war against Covid-19.
“If possible please stay at home to stop the spreading of this deadly virus, every press conference from the health Cs is about numbers of infected people going up not going down, so everyone has a duty to stop the spread,” he notes.
At the same time, he called on President Uhuru Kenyatta to come up with a lockdown idea which is not favourable to us, but we must swallow the bitter pills for a while than burying our loved ones.
“Please our dear president, now stamp your authority and shut every mall, shops, markets, petro and gas stations, you need to stop every movement in towns and in villages, ferrying people needs to stop for a while, every public transport needs to stop.
Now Mr President allow and let military force people to stay at home by force at least 3 to 4 weeks to save this nation from coronavirus,” he advised.
On the consequences of a lockdown which will negatively affect the livelihood of the Kenyan population whose majority live a day at a time, Pastor Migwi challenge the high-earning members of the society to take a pay cut in order to help the less fortunate have access to food.
“But my opinion before you do that sir, force all civil servants starting with you, your deputy, Governors and all others to sign a salary pay cut by half to be collected by red cross to help the less fortunate and those others who work hand to mouth. Chiefs and nyumba kumi can work with red cross to give food to the needy in towns and in our villages at that period of lockdown.
“Again the church and religious leaders need to come up with a strategy of how they can reach their needy members who attend and always support with their little earnings in the church. Church and religious leaders need work with GOK staffs to supply food to the needy in that period of lockdown.
“Lastly the government can come up with a pay-bill number where rich people of this land can give freely to support the poor of the land and the needy in this hard time,” he concludes.
On Tuesday, Health CS Mutahi Kagwe announced that the number of confirmed Covid-19 cases in the country had risen by 9 to a total of 25.
At the same time, a seemingly angered CS warned Kenyans to avoid courting death, lamenting over our indiscipline and failure to follow the directives issued by the government since the virus was reported in the country.
He added that more strict measures on how to control the spread of the disease will be announced by the government on Wednesday.