Members of the Jehovah witness have been asked to avoid moving from home to home while spreading gospel at homes. This comes a few days after Kenyans were asked by president Uhuru Kenyatta to consider working from home to reduce human contact.
Members of the group, who are known to visit homes to spread the Gospel of God, have been asked to avoid this behavior to prevent any spread of coronavirus.
According to Mzee Gatama from Gatitu, the group risks moving the virus from one home to another. It therefore beats the purpose of asking people to work from their houses if there will be regular visitors from home to home. Gatama who is also a preacher said that spreading Gospel should not contravene the directives of the state.
“I am asking our brothers from Jehovah witness brothers to avoid visiting those working from home. It is important to adhere to the guidelines set by the government”, said Gatama.
The preacher said that the only problem he has with the government directive was the adverse effect on the business sector. Most of the business have closed down with the hospitality industry being the worst hit.
Earlier on Sunday, President Uhuru Kenyatta requested Kenyans, apart from those working in crucial services institutions to consider working from their homes to minimize human contact and subsequent flow of transfer of the coronavirus.
Health Minister Mutahi Kagwe announced two people who sat next to the first patient on the aeroplane as she travelled back from the United States via London had tested positive.
“As a result of this we are going to implement the following measures: Only Kenyan citizens and foreigners with valid resident permits will be allowed to come into the country provided they proceed on self-quarantine or in a government quarantine facility,” President Uhuru Kenyatta said.
In addition from Monday, all primary and secondary schools are to close, with boarding schools and university to shut by the end of the week. All companies have been urged to allow employees to work from home.
Kenyatta also said citizens should avoid congregating in places of worship and shopping malls.