Kenyans angered after photos of a meeting at Atwoli’s home surface online
Kenyans have taken to social media to air their outrage after photos of a meeting that took place at COTU chairman Francis Atwoli’s Kajiado home.
In the photos, various leaders from Western Kenya including Devolution CS Eugene Wamalwa, Senate Speaker Ken Lusaka, governors and lawmakers from the region standing close together addressing the press without observing the mandatory social distance imposed by the Ministry of Health.
Kenyans have since gone on a rampage at the double standards authorities are using to handle such incidences.
The Friday meeting happened in the wake of arrests in Kisumu where 40 joggers among them minors were arrested for not observing the set social distancing rules.
LSK president Nelson Havi termed the incidence as a pity saying that the political elite were acting in flagrant double standards, one for the ordinary people and another for themselves.
“It is time we called out Kenyan political leaders for the fraud they are. They declare a curfew for Covid-19 and demand we obey but they don’t. They restrict movement but they are moving freely. They say no succession politics but are politicking. What more lies can they tell us?” he wrote on twitter
Elgeyo Marakwet senator Kipchumba Murkomen also shared a video of the attendees dancing, asking authorities to take action failure to which Kenyans should not be arrested for flaunting the same rules.
“If you can open the bars then we can open churches. Please tuwache ukora. Open the churches!” he said.