KTN news anchor Sophia Wanuna on Thursday evening, January 28, condemned political bigwigs who graced her show, Crossfire over their blatant double standards in observing the Covid-19 regulations.
The guests, who included Jubilee Vice Chairperson David Murathe and Mathira MP Rigathi Gachagua, were asked to explain why leaders had been violating rules that had been set aside to curb the spread of Covid-19.
"Our people have not been having meetings, they have not been having rallies. When the president goes about the rallies, there is clear protocols for Covid. Sophia, State House is on lockdown," Murathe stated before he was disrupted by Sophia who showcased images of President Uhuru Kenyatta holding a gathering in Kisumu.Jubilee Vice Chairperson David Murathe speaking to the press in a past briefing
In the images, a mammoth of a crowd had converged in a rally hosted by the president. It was apparent that there was no social distancing among the masses.
"You can see that he insists that the crowd has to be away and they have to wear masks...The president is observing the Covid protocols," Murathe, who had been caught off-guard by the question stated.
On his part, Rigathi stated that life had to move on and Kenyans had to take individual responsibility.
He added that politicians were wearing their masks and sanitising, adding that citizens were also required to do the same.
"You are aware that when the restrictions were lifted to a certain extent, the president went on record saying that everyone had an individual responsibility.
"At the end of the day, it's your life, your health, you must take care of yourself and the leaders must do the same," he added.
It is at this point that the Wanuna condemned the politicians for not being accountable of their actions.
"It is disappointing that we are not hearing accountability; that on one hand Kenyans have been urged for the last 10 months to observe these rules but the politician across the political divide are not doing the same. I just thought we should begin on that note to highlight the double standards that we see largely from the political class."
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