President Uhuru Kenyatta sent out a message to Kenyans over the Easter holiday stating that they should keep the faith despite not being able to celebrate due to the Covid-19 restrictions.
“This year, we find ourselves once again commemorating Easter weekend in a muted manner. Despite the setback, I remain comforted by the fact that God is a keeper of promises.
The frustrations and weeping we experience is temporary, and that joy will surely come,” said Uhuru.
A section of Kenyans, however, reacted strongly to the message saying he had no right to put out such a message.
Kenyans attacked the president over issues touching on hunger, the recent lockdown, the poverty level and debts in the country.
In a post seen by Kenyans.co.ke, one Kenyan stated that the president had not considered poor Kenyans saying he had rendered a majority of Kenyans jobless after locking the country.
“What joy when I don’t have anything to eat due to your locking up the county unnecessary. Not all of us are rich that we can put money in banks and when the time like this comes, we can withdraw some to help with daily needs. Every single meager cent I earn, I utilize and it’s not even enough,” said one Kenyan on social media.
In the president’s Easter message, Kenyans were told to keep themselves and those around them safe through the pandemic.
“Despite the setback, I remain comforted by the fact that God is a keeper of promises . He promised that the frustrations and weeping we experience is temporary, and that joy will surely come.
In the true spirit of Easter, each one of us is called upon to make sacrifices for the collective good. We can find strength and joy in recalling that: by keeping ourselves and each other safe from the raging pandemic,” he added.
Kenyans also expressed frustration over the increased level of debt on the country stating that the decisions the president had more harm than good to the citizens.