Deputy President William Ruto on Friday, July 31 acted after being slammed for flouting the Ministry of Health's Covid-19 directives on burials.
Ruto attended the funeral of Hellena Cherobon Serem, mother to Aldai Member of Parliament Cornelly Serem who died on Sunday, July 26.
Also present during the burial was Nandi Governor Stephen Sang his Uasin Gishu counterpart Jackson Mandago, Nandi Senator Samson Cherargei and Kapseret MP Oscar Sudi among other leaders.Nandi Governor Stephen Sang during an address in 2019.
While giving his speech during the burial Ruto took time to hit out at the people of Nandi for convening in large numbers.
"I would like to thank the people of Nandi even though you have made a mistake because you have heard the Government's directive concerning the gathering of people, haven't you heard that people should only be 15.
"I have tried counting people, I don't know how they were counted to get to 15 but I would like to ask you wear a mask even though you have turned out in large numbers," he noted.
Ruto warned the gathering about the Covid-19 pandemic being real and urged them not to take chances as infections in the country continue to spike.
He also sensitised the people to implement the infection prevention and control measures that include washing of hands, keeping social distance and wearing of a mask among others.
The Deputy President also insisted that people should take a personal initiative to protect themselves as security officers will not be blamed when one contracts the deadly virus.
The Deputy President was on Thursday slammed for breaching Covid-19 guidelines on funerals after attending the burial of Reverend Peter Kania.
The send-off was graced by more than 15 people which is permitted by the Ministry of Health and also in attendance was Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe.
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