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State should involve the clergy more in war on Covid-19

People listen more to religious leaders who wield a lot of power in convincing their faithful

In Summary

• Religious centres have been helping the less fortunate with food for a long time and have registers of people who are not financially stable in their congregation.  

• Working together will prove to be effective as people may trust the clerics more than government officials. 

Religious leaders in Kisumu county, accompanied by some members of the civil society, during their press conference on September 15, 2017.
PUBLIC TRUSTS THEM: Religious leaders in Kisumu county, accompanied by some members of the civil society, during their press conference on September 15, 2017.
Image: FAITH MATETE

All churches and mosques were ordered shut immediately Covid -19 was first reported in the country.

During national events, especially funerals of prominent people, the church and mosque leaders are given the role of leading the ceremonies and praying for the nation when a pandemic like the Covid-19 hits the country.

People listen more to religious leaders who wield a lot of power in convincing their faithful. Religious leaders have followers and can articulate the needs of their members which would help in the Covid-19 war.

 

 

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