Meru Governor Kiraitu Murungi, Murkomen Under Fire For Holding Rallies Amid COVID-19 Menace


Meru Governor Kiraitu Murungi and Elgeiyo Marakwet Senator Kipchumba Murkomen have been on the receiving end of social media users for holding rallies amid Coronavirus menace in the country and flaunting the social distancing directive.

The two leaders trended for the better part of the morning with netizens calling them out for allowing gatherings despite the state directive to ban the same.

Currently, COVID-19 cases in the country have surged to 320 and 14 fatalities with measures such as curfew and ban of social gatherings among the initiated measures to curb a further spread.

Yesterday, Murkomen hosted leaders including Kapsaret MP Oscar Sudi as they visited the victims of Chesogon landslides and floods at Sambalat Temporary Rescue Centre.

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In pictures circulated online, the crowds of people were not wearing masks and were seated very close to each other thus against the directive where people should maintain a one-meter distance when in the public.

While netizens applauded Murkomen for showing compassion to the victims and standing with them in solidarity, they pointed out the risks that the people were subjected to.

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In another account of events, Governor Kiraitu also trended for the better part of the morning on Twitter following photos that were circulated after he hosted a magnitude of people with the agenda that he was educating them about the impacts and implications of COVID-19.

Although some of the people in the crown were captured wearing masks, there was zero social distancing as they were crowded in one place thus exposing them to the risk of the deadly virus.

Netizens have gone as far as calling for his arrest and mandatory quarantine.

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