Machakos Senator Agnes Kavindu has called on police to arrest politicians who are flouting the directive on political gatherings.
Speaking at a funeral in Kangundo, Machakos County on Sunday, Kavindu acknowledged there were defiant politicians who need to be brought to book for fuelling the spread of COVID-19.
“We should not allow our people to die because of politics. I urge the government, because most times we as politicians are defiant, whenever we hold meetings contrary to COVID-19 protocols, arrest us,” Senator Kavindu said.
She said politicians should also be charged so they can learn to protect Kenyans.
This comes after Ministry of Health placed a 30-day ban on political and in-person government meetings on July 30.
In a televised COVID-19 address, Health CS Mutahi Kagwe cautioned Kenyans against attending political gatherings, even if they are promised money.
“We want to be part of the solution. We are asking those in politics to be part of the solution instead of creating epicentres of spreading of the disease. There is no point of calling all these rallies, and then we follow with all these deaths,” Kagwe added.
Politicians have recently been seen using social gatherings such as weddings, funerals and church services to push their political agendas.